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.