A federal jury acquitted one attorney Tuesday of defrauding clients in a diet-drug settlement, but was sent back to deliberate on two others. Jurors acquitted Melbourne Mills, 77, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. face the same charge. The three were accused of conspiring to defraud clients out of $65 million in a settlement involving the diet drug fen-phen.
Jury Clears One of Three Lawyers in Fen-Phen Trial
The Associated Press
July 2, 2008