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Records: Vermont man to plead guilty in Florida polo mogul jury tampering case


MIAMI — Court records show a Vermont man will plead guilty to fraud for allegedly trying to tamper with a jury considering DUI manslaughter charges against a prominent Florida polo mogul.

A Miami federal judge set a Wednesday plea hearing for James Perron of Tinmouth, Vermont, who has been jailed since his arrest last year.

Perron was charged with wire fraud after allegedly sending text messages to a polo player who was friends with John Goodman, founder of the International Polo Club. Goodman was being tried for a 2010 crash that killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson.

The FBI says Perron falsely claimed a relative could sway the Goodman jury in return for up to $1 million for an acquittal.

Goodman was convicted last October and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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