Former Doctor Sentenced to One to Three Years in Prison for Attempted Jury Tampering and Burglary Charges
Marshall Hubsher disguised himself in court and taped fake ‘jury instructions’ to the doors & tables of jury rooms
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former doctor has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for burglary and jury tampering charges for disguising himself in court and taping false jury instructions to the doors and tables of jury rooms while he was on trial in March 2016.
Marshall Hubsher, 67, pleaded guilty on July 11 in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Patricia Harrington to Burglary in the 3rd Degree (a D felony) and two counts of Attempted Tampering with a Juror in the 1st Degree (a B misdemeanor).
“Independent and impartial juries are a cornerstone of our justice system, but this defendant disguised himself and tried to slip a jury fake instructions to sway the outcome in his favor,” said DA Singas. “As this sentence makes clear, any effort to manipulate a jury will be met with serious consequences.”
DA Singas said that on March 21, 2016, while the defendant was on trial, he entered private jury rooms and placed signs there with falsified jury instructions in an attempt to tamper with a sitting jury deliberating on his trial. The note directed at the jury purported to be ‘jury instructions’ concerning reasonable doubt. The defendant entered an area of the courthouse that is not open to the public with the intent to tamper with the jurors, thereby committing the crime of burglary.
A review of surveillance footage for the morning showed that the defendant first came into the courthouse wearing a leather jacket and baseball hat and holding newspapers. He then left the courthouse – with the newspapers – and returned a short time later dressed in a suit and using a walker
Assistant District Attorney Melissa Scannell of DA Singas’ Rackets and Enterprise Crime Bureau prosecuted the case. The defendant is represented by the Legal Aid Society.