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Conn. Atty Can’t Flip Fraud Verdict Over Jury Instructions

By Brian Dowling (June 1, 2022, 6:23 PM EDT) — A Boston federal judge said Wednesday that allegedly faulty jury instructions don’t warrant giving a Connecticut attorney a new trial in a US Securities and Exchange Commission stock fraud case.

Henry Sargent, who was found liable in April for violating securities laws when he merged his money-losing yoga business with a biotech startup, had claimed that US District Judge William G. Young’s instructions to the jury gave them a hazy understanding of “control” — one of the central legal concepts in the case.

The decision, delivered from the bench, closed one of two avenues for Sargent to get a new trial….

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