Former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer reindicted following dismissal for error in responding to a grand juror's question

by Ben Vernia | April 14th, 2011

The Department of Justice announced on April 14 that Lauren Stevens, a former in-house attorney for GlaxoSmithKline, was reindicted by a federal grand jury in Maryland. The reindictment was triggered by the dismissal of an obstruction of justice count (18 USC 1519) by District Judge Roger W. Titus on March 23, on the grounds that advice of counsel is a defense to the charge, contradicting a response given by federal prosecutors to a grand juror’s question when the first indictment was presented.

The case is scheduled for a May 20 trial.

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