Paying Jury Consultants $300,000 Won’t Necessarily Keep You Out of Jail

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The unanimous conviction of Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam on all fourteen counts of insider trading could have had more to do with the evidence than the jury selection. But some lawyers are still wondering why Empirical Creative, a jury consultancy from Ronkonkoma, chose to stack the deck with teachers and government and health-care workers over jurors with high-paying jobs and advanced degrees that might be more sympathetic to the unrelenting drive to join the "billionaire circle." [WSJ via Dealbreaker]