New York Post
Doctor snuck into court to trick rape-trial jury: DA
By Lia Eustachewich
December 23, 2016
Marshall Hubsher, 67, was caught on surveillance video entering Nassau County Supreme Court wearing a leather jacket and baseball cap and carrying newspapers on March 21, while he was on trial, the Nassau County DA’s Office said.
He entered private jury rooms and plastered signs on doors and tables with instructions about “reasonable doubt,” prosecutors said.
The fliers gave examples of reasonable doubt, such as if a witness “had a motive or reason to lie, ie; financial gain” or may have been “mistaken in memory … due to mental illness or disorder,” Newsday reported.
Hubsher was then seen on surveillance leaving the Mineola courthouse with the newspapers and returning a little while later dressed in a suit and using a walker, prosecutors said.
Jurors were deliberating rape charges against the former psychiatrist at the time. He was accused of raping a female patient he was treating for depression in 2012, according to Newsday. He was eventually found guilty in the case and sentenced to three years.
Hubsher pleaded not guilty Thursday to an indictment charging him with 13 counts of attempted juror tampering and burglary.
Bail was set at $49,000, although he is already in prison on the rape conviction.
He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted on the tampering charges.
“The integrity of the jury process is at the heart of our justice system and we will not tolerate anyone trying to tamper with or threaten jurors in Nassau County,” said DA Madeline Singas.
A lawyer for Hubsher in his tampering case could not be reached.