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P.S. Tankovich Verdict

Brothers (from left) William, Ira and Frank Tankovich await their verdicts in a Kootenai County courtroom Monday, April 19, 2010.  The jury hung on all counts except for one count of conspiracy to disturb the peace against Ira.   At far right, is defense attorney Dan Cooper. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Brothers (from left) William, Ira and Frank Tankovich await their verdicts in a Kootenai County courtroom Monday, April 19, 2010. The jury hung on all counts except for one count of conspiracy to disturb the peace against Ira. At far right, is defense attorney Dan Cooper. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Brothers (from left) William, Ira and Frank Tankovich await their verdicts in a Kootenai County courtroom Monday. The jury hung on all counts except for one count of conspiracy to disturb the peace against Ira. At far right, is defense attorney Dan Cooper. Alison Boggs' SR story here. (SR Photo: Jesse Tinsley)

Question: Given the verdict in this trial and the previous mistrial, was this case an example of the prosecutor using limited manpower resources to pursue a long-shot case?




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