Denver DA charges man with tampering for handing out jury nullification flyers

Denver Post – by Jesse Paul

Denver prosecutors have charged a man with seven counts of jury tampering after they say he tried to influence jurors by passing out literature on jury nullification on Monday.

Mark Iannicelli, 56, set up a small booth with a sign that said “Juror Info” in front of the city’s Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse courthouse, prosecutors say.  

Mark Iannicelli The Denver District Attorney’s Office says Iannicelli provided jury nullification flyers to jury pool members.

Jury nullification is when jurors believe a defendant is guilty of the charges but reject the law and return a not guilty verdict.

“Iannicelli has been released from custody on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond,” the office said in a Thursday news release.

Iannicelli is due back in court on Aug. 11.

Jesse Paul: 303-954-1733, jpaul@denverpost.com ortwitter.com/JesseAPaul

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28561686/denver-da-charges-man-tampering-handing-out-jury

8 thoughts on “Denver DA charges man with tampering for handing out jury nullification flyers

  1. Wouldn’t matter if he looked like Methuselah…

    Just what did he do wrong ??????

    Inform people of their COMMON LAW rights ?????

  2. Our founding fathers used jury nullification in courts under English rule. This man is a true hero for getting this info out there.

    I’d like to see 100,000 copies of the info distributed thruout the area.

  3. “….set up a small booth with a sign that said “Juror Info” in front of the city’s Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse….”

    This idiot is in jail because he did something foolish that made a target out of himself. He could have reached hundreds, if not thousands of people by simply printing up his flyers and sliding them under residence doors, or handing them out far from the courthouse. (it’s technically illegal to put them in mailboxes)

    He wanted fame and recognition for his efforts for the cause, and as usual, that got him in trouble with the law. LAY LOW. Remain anonymous, and fly under the radar whenever possible. You’ll reach more people, and avoid being taken out of the fight prematurely.

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