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PROSECUTION WRAPS UP KING CASE; JURY TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS

          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).

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