No. 96-2434.

120 F.3d 688 (1997)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Seifullah MUHAMMAD, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 21, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barry Rand Elden, Chief of Appeals, Diane L. Saltoun (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Criminal Appellate Division, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Susan Bogart (argued), Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before CUMMINGS, RIPPLE, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

KANNE, Circuit Judge.

Seifullah Muhammad was called upon to serve a vital civic duty — he was chosen to be a juror in a civil trial in federal district court. Muhammad abused this position, however, by soliciting a bribe from the defendant in that trial in return for his promise to sway the jury in the defendant's favor. The defendant reported Muhammad's scheme to the district judge, and the FBI subsequently thwarted Muhammad's plan. The Government later indicted...


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