Lawyers for three former bankers convicted of fraud and conspiracy for bid-rigging of municipal bond investment contracts have asked for a new trial because Adrian Scott-Jones, a cooperating witness for the government, abruptly left the court during a day of testimony and never returned.

In documents filed late last week with the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan, lawyers for Dominick Carollo, Steven Goldberg and Peter Grimm, former bankers at GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc., also requested that the judgments against them be reversed on grounds that the alleged fraud occurred outside the statute of limitations.

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