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Juror Faces Jail Time For Friend Requesting Defendent

Things not to do if you are a juror in a high profile case: friend request the defendant on Facebook. That's exactly what British woman Joanne Fraill did and the action may just land her in jail for being in contempt of court. Fraill was a juror in a drug case with four defendants. After one of them was acquitted—a 34-year-old woman named Jamie Sewart—Fraill found her on Facebook and struck up a conversation.
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Joanne Fraill the Juror who faces jail after Conducting Facebook chat with the defendant, Jamie Sewart - 15th

News : The Coming Crisis (4 years ago)

A woman juror sobbed as she was told she will be jailed for using Facebook to contact a defendant in a multi-million-pound drugs trial. Joanne Fraill, 40, revealed highly sensitive details about jury room discussions when she swappe... Read Post

Facebook contempt: Juror jailed for contacting defendent on Internet

News : BlogPost (4 years ago)

A woman on the jury of a case at London’s High Court was found guilty of contempt Friday for communicating with an already-acquitted defendant over Facebook. Forty-year-old Joanne Frail says she communicated with defendant Jamie Sew... Read Post

Joanne Fraill, 40, Facebook Contempt Juror Jailed For Eight Months - 16th June 2011

News : The Coming Crisis (4 years ago)

The first juror to be prosecuted for contempt of court for using the internet has been jailed for eight months. Joanne Fraill, 40, admitted using Facebook to exchange messages with Jamie Sewart, 34, a defendant already acquitted in ... Read Post


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