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The case against Michael Lippert remains open, with the jury found to be deadlocked, an ABC local television station has confirmed.
A federal judge ordered Monday that the three complainants, John Lippert, Michael Lippert’s wife, and the abc news network not pursue a trial on allegations they helped their husband hide and dispose of money from the bank after he was charged with criminal corruption, and fraud and conspiracy.
At issue is how Lippert helped himself to $2 million in loan funds and, at his request, hid the money. He was charged with $800,000 in bribes in 2009.
ABC declined to comment on the report.
ABC News contacted lawyers representing ABC News Channel and Lippert’s wife, who declined to comment.
Lippert told a federal judge that he knew how the money was obtained and had no role in concealing it, the judge ruled. He also said he paid $865,000, while the money was under his personal control, to secure the loan.
ABC News first reported last month that the jurors might have been deadlocked after the judge made those findings.
On Monday, the judge ruled against a motion to dismiss charges, saying the evidence was weak against Lippert. The judge was referring to Lippert’s testimony when he found the jury deadlocked.
The $865,000 was supposed to go back into Lippert’s account.
Jury finding: Michael Lippert deadlocked on charge of money laundering, charges of fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice
Lippert could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
The case is one of the most expensive and closely watched in Australian history.
ABC Local TV reported that ABC News chief business development officer Paul Stacey told local media that the trial “needs a lot of더킹카지노 support from ABC Local TV and Lippert.”
Lippert will remain free until a trial is held in which the jury can determine whether the evidence against him is sufficient, ABC Local TV reported.
The money case is the most expensive fraud lawsuit in Australian history, and the biggest money transfer case in the Australian justice 우리카지노system. It has led to $150 million in restitution payments for victims and victims’ lawyers.
The case against Lippert involved the transfer of more than $1.5 billion of government contracts between 2002더킹카지노 and 2013.