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Judge in Alexandria Throws out Guilty Verdict in Infomercial Fraud Case

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A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., is throwing out guilty verdicts against two people who used late-night infomercials to tout their stock-trading.

A jury convicted Linda Woolf and David Gengler on fraud charges last May. The two residents of Utah were among the top earners at a company called Teach Me to Trade. The company uses infomercials and hotel seminars to sell courses and software on making money in the stock market.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga set aside the jury's guilty verdicts and ordered an acquittal. He says prosecutors failed to show the two had been part of any fraud scheme. A spokesman for prosecutors says the government is reviewing its options.

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