OLD Media Moves

Judge angry about Bloomberg trial story

August 2, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

The judge overseeing the Fabrice Tourre trial became upset Thursday about a Bloomberg News story depicted the scene inside the jury deliberation room, reports Mark DeCambre of the New York Post.

DeCambre writes, “‘This is what makes me angry,’ fumed Judge Katherine Forrest, looking at the media section of the courtroom.

“The Bloomberg story provided a detailed description of the jury room — including the fact that the nine-person jury drew on a white board ‘a diagram of a tranched collaterized debt obligation.’

“The scene was visible to all reporters at the trial as the jury entered the courtroom through a door at the back of the room.

“Such descriptions of the jury room — which is not open to the public — aren’t usually included in media reports.

“Forrest said the story could give the public the impression that the proceedings weren’t ‘confidential.’

“Standing up in front of the courtroom and angrily gesturing toward the media corp, Judge Forrest, without naming names, told journalists waiting for the verdict to switch seats away from the door leading to the jury’s deliberation chamber.”

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