Manhattan art dealer Leigh Morse cleared of scamming Robert De Niro
BY MELISSA GRACE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
An art dealer was cleared Wednesday of ripping off actor Robert De Niro after a holdout voted to acquit - claiming he was bullied into it by four fellow jurors.
"Tell De Niro I am sorry, but it was hopeless," said juror Stanley Cohen. "I thought she was guilty.
"The pressure got to be unbearable. It was grueling," Cohen said. "I apologize to Mr. De Niro. I'll see him in the movies."
The jury convicted Leigh Morse of scheming to defraud through the theft of $5 million from four foundations - and she faces up to four years in prison.