New Jersey Paying $2.3M In Sports Betting Case Lobbying On Behalf Of Fantasy Sports ESPN Execs Undecided Over Pawlenty TV Spot McMahon Loses Bid For Conn. Senate Seat Former Athletes Star In Political Races Republicans Buy Ads During Sports Events NFL's Gridiron PAC Hands Out About $600k American Needle Ruling Could Alter Deals Narrow Ruling Made In American Needle v. NFL SCOTUS Overturns American Needle Ruling
Upcoming Conferences and Events
PROSECUTION WRAPS UP KING CASE; JURY TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS
Published June 30, 1998
During closing arguments in the Don King fraud trial, Assistant U.S. District Attorney Christine Chung "described Don King ... as a liar who fraudulently collected $350,000 in insurance after a 1991 fight was canceled," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Chung told the jury that King "had the motive, means and opportunity" to submit a "phony contract" to a Lloyd's of London syndicate. Peter Fleming, one of King's attorneys, said in his closing, "I heard in the last five minutes the word 'lie' as many as 15 times. Do you see a single count of perjury against Don King?" Sandomir writes that the jury "could begin deliberations tomorrow" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/30).