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Jury acquits June Brown on six counts, deadlocks on 54; feds vow retrial

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

A federal jury Thursday acquitted former charter school operator Dorothy June Brown on six fraud counts, but said they were deadlocked on 54 others. Prosecutors vowed a retrial, and a juror interviewed said the vote was 9-3 in favor of conviction on charges that Brown had defrauded four charter schools that she founded of more than $6.7 million. The jury had deliberated for seven days after hearing more than five weeks of testimony. Read Dave Davies’ coverage for NewsWorks and the story from the Inquirer’s Martha Woodall.

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