Jury Hears Openings in WTC-Related Trial of Canadian Man

August 2, 2016 8:25 PM

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A Manhattan jury has heard opening statements in the trial of the Canadian owner of a company that won $1 billion in contracts to provide steel to build the World Trade Center's tallest building.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kan Nawaday told jurors Tuesday that Larry Davis of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, defrauded a program meant to benefit businesses owned by minorities and women. Defense lawyers said he is not guilty.

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