Execs may face retrial
Prosecutors in the Virgin Islands have vowed to retry former Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Rodney Miller and two other hospital executives for embezzlement and racketeering after a jury failed to reach a verdict on any of the four dozen counts against them.
Jurors deliberated for six days on evidence given during the five-week-long trial before V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston declared a mistrial in the case June 24. The judge said the jurors had “gone beyond the pale” in their efforts to reach a verdict, according to an account of the trial in the Virgin Islands Daily News.
Anthony Chambers, the defense attorney for former Chief Operating Officer Amos Carty, said in an interview that he was disappointed prosecutors waited less than two hours after the mistrial was declared before announcing their intentions to retry the defendants.
“A lot of time and expense has been invested