January 9, 1997 |
An Orange County businessman's bank fraud conviction was overturned Wednesday by a federal appeals court because of the trial judge's refusal to let the defense remove a prospective juror. The appellate court said Ronald Fauria, vice president of Orange Coast Title Co., is entitled to a new trial. Co-defendant Robert Annigoni's conviction was overturned on the same grounds last September by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.