NEW YORK -- Six men and six women -- including a man who once directed Martha Stewart's television show -- were selected yesterday as jurors for the retrial of former star investment banker Frank Quattrone.
Four alternate jurors are to be selected today, when opening statements are expected to begin.
The seated jurors also include a former actor, a Greenwich Village doorman, and a software entrepreneur.
Quattrone, 48, is accused of obstructing a federal stock probe by sending an e-mail to employees at Credit Suisse First Boston on Dec. 5, 2000, urging them to destroy files.
His first trial ended last fall with the jury deadlocked but leaning toward conviction on the three counts against him -- two counts of obstruction of justice and a count of witness tampering.
The final juror selected was a freelance TV director who has worked for talk shows, court programs, and at least two major networks. He said he directed the Stewart program for several months.
US District Judge Richard Owen stressed to the juror that the Stewart case was separate from the Quattrone matter.
The judge asked the juror whether he could set the Stewart trial aside as he heard the Quattrone case.
"You mean what she's just been through?" the man asked. "Oh, yeah."
When Quattrone sent his e-mail, federal authorities were looking into how the bank doled out shares of hot new-to-market stocks. No criminal charges were filed in the probe.
Owen has ordered reporters covering the trial not to disclose the names of jurors until the trial is complete -- despite the fact that the names were read in open court during jury selection.