James Savitt Testifies as Expert Witness in United States v. Troy Kelley

Jim Savitt testified as an expert witness in the case of the United States v. Troy X. Kelley, Washington’s State Auditor who was accused of theft and money laundering. Mr. Savitt’s testimony, on behalf of the defense, addressed the interpretation and ambiguity of the contracts central to the prosecution’s case. On April 26, 2016 the jury returned an acquittal on one count and hung on the remainder. The jury foreman noted his view that “The contracts were vague” in explaining the results.

Read more about the case, and Mr. Savitt’s expert testimony, in these news articles from the Seattle Times and NW News Network:
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/troy-kelley-jury-agrees-on-only-one-of-15-counts-against-him/
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/final-defense-witness-questions-criminal-case-against-troy-kelley/
http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/case-prepares-go-jury-kelley-defense-seeks-turn-criminal-trial-contracts-dispute

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