The jury Foreman directed a note to Michael & co-defendant’s counsel, a portion of which follows:
“Following the completion of today’s trial, I simply wanted to send a quick word of congratulations and thanks. I’m certain that each of you invested countless hours over six years in defending your clients. So, it must be gratifying to finally reach a successful conclusion, and to know that all of your hard work was worthwhile.
Most of us were first time jurors, including me. You both made our deliberations and decision exceptionally easy; credit to your professionalism, expertise, and courtroom demeanor. All of us on the jury were impressed. My sincere thanks …
Once again, great work this week. And, thank you. All the very best.”