Ex-Goldman Programmer Code Case May End In Mistrial Over "Food Tampering" Involving An Avocado And A Sandwich

So yeah...

In 2010, former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov was convicted of stealing code from the bank on his way to a new job and sent to prison. After a successful appeals case, he was let out of jail, only to be indicted by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance on state charges. Now this is happening:

A dispute between two jurors — including an accusation of “food tampering” in the jury room — could prompt a mistrial in the criminal case against Sergey Aleynikov...The exact nature of the dispute is a bit of a mystery, but it apparently involves the female juror and a male juror. Mr. Marino said the female juror was complaining about being the victim of “food poisoning.” Jeremy Glickman, an assistant district attorney, said she never actually expressed concern about “food poisoning.” Justice Conviser said the phrase used was “food tampering.” Mr. Marino referred separately to something about an avocado and a sandwich.

We're not even sure of the physics on this one but if anyone has been there, feel free to enlighten the group.

Food Fight on the Jury May Derail Code Trial [NYT]