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Rajaratnam Jury Selection Says Friends Of David Tepper: Good, Friends Of Al Sharpton: Not So Good

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By the lunch break, 13 potential jurors had been dismissed from the jury pool. At least one potential juror was dismissed after the judge raised questions about ownership of one of the companies at issue in the trial. It wasn't clear what company the potential juror owned. Another potential juror was dismissed shortly after mentioning he had a 30-year friendship with Rev. Al Sharpton and was a former journalist, in response to a question about whether he or someone else had been a member of a group that lobbies or take positions on law-enforcement issues. One potential juror said she was a friend of David Tepper, the head of Appaloosa Management LP. She remains in the jury pool. [WSJ]