Deutsche Bank broker freed in $7B tax fraud case spoiled by juror’s lies

ezgif.com-resize (2)A former Deutsche Bank broker has been largely freed of the U.S. government’s charges against him in a reversal spurred by a juror with a colorful past, including allegations of punching a police officer and stealing a bag of shrimp while drunk.

Former Deutsche Bank broker David Parse was granted a deferred prosecution agreement that acquitted him of the bulk of the charges against him at a pretrial hearing on Monday, his lawyer, Barry Berke, said. Parse, a certified public accountant with Deutsche Bank’s Alex. Brown & Sons unit,  will be released of the remaining two charges after one year, said Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

Dawn Dearden, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office, which brought the charges, declined to comment.

Source: USAToday

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