No. 88-2790.

881 F.2d 466 (1989)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Edward KUZNIAR and George Pistas, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 7, 1989.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied October 24, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael T. Mullen, Asst. U.S. Atty., Chicago, Ill., for U.S.

Dean P. Karlos, Karlos & Associates, John J. Armellino, Jr., Chicago, Ill., for Edward Kuzniar and George Pistas.

Before FLAUM and MANION, Circuit Judges, and ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judge.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied October 24, 1989.

FLAUM, Circuit Judge.

After a jury trial in which the defendants were found guilty on twelve counts of arson, mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and arson, the district court granted the defendants a new trial on seven of the counts and acquitted them on the other five. We find that the district court abused its discretion in granting the defendants a new trial on the seven counts. Further...

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