I had been following the Stevens trial mildly and when the jury convicted the senator for graft, I thought to myself, politicians taking bribes, whats new? It did not come as a shock but as – here comes another one.
I was not alone in my thinking and I have been vindicated. It is being reported that the juror who mysteriously left the corruption trial of after telling the judge her father had died in California actually was lying. She went to California to attend a Horse race.
But despite 52-year-old Marian J. Hinnant’s disappearance — and removal from the jury pool — she said that she thought Stevens was guilty “like all the other” politicians, Hinnant told reporters outside the federal courthouse, according to The Post’s Del Quentin Wilber.