Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in jury tampering case
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Daryl Bullucks (DOB 1/17/83) for one count of Bribery (Felony 3), Obstructing Justice (Felony 3) and Attempted Tampering with Evidence (Felony 4). If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 7 ½ years in prison.
Bullocks is charged with trying to bribe a juror sitting on the case of his close friend Jamar Hamilton (B 1405373).
Defendants have access to the juror questionnaires which contain juror names and other identifying information. Bullocks obtained this information and was able to find a juror’s husband. Bullocks approached the juror’s husband and offered him $10,000.00 in return for his wife’s not guilty vote during jury deliberations. The juror’s husband immediately told his wife about this conversation and she contacted court authorities which began the investigation that resulted in today’s indictment and the Bribery and Obstructing Justice charge.
The Attempted Tampering with Evidence charge arose out of Bullocks attempt to destroy evidence while he was being questioned by law enforcement. He tried to hit the erase button on the tape recorder that the investigators were using.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “Juries are the foundation of our justice system. I cannot overstate how important it is that juries remain above reproach. In this case the juror and her husband did exactly what they should have done so that everyone remains confident in our jury system. Bullocks attempt to influence the outcome of his friend’s case failed, but reinforced for the rest of us that our jury system works fairly and impartially for everyone.”