Scottsbluff man found guilty of juror bribery

By: AP
By: AP

Gering, NE (AP) - A Scottsbluff man already convicted on drug and other charges has been found guilty of juror bribery.

It took a Scotts Bluff County jury less than two hours to convict 34-year-old Brian Ross on Tuesday. His trial began that morning.

Prosecutors said Ross had spoken to a juror upon arriving at the courthouse on Dec. 4 for his drug trial. The juror joined the jury panel and listened to testimony, and then reported the conversation during the lunch break. The juror was replaced by an alternate.

The jury convicted Ross later of felony possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanors: reckless driving and obstructing a police officer. Ross was acquitted of another felony, attempted assault.

Ross is scheduled to sentenced April 24 on his bribery conviction.

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