No verdict yet in case against fen-phen lawyers

bmusgrave@herald-leader.com

COVINGTON — After more than six hours of deliberation Tuesday, a federal jury in Covington failed to reach a verdict in the criminal case against three Lexington-area lawyers.

The jury will return at 9 a.m. Wednesday to resume deliberations. The jurors notified U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman that they had not reached a verdict by late Tuesday afternoon and stopped deliberations for the day at 4 p.m.

William Gallion, Shirley Cunningham Jr. and Melbourne Mills Jr,, who had practiced in the Lexington area, are accused of taking $65 million of a $200 million diet-drug case that was settled in Boone Circuit Court in 2001 on behalf of about 440 people.

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