Illness Adjourns Rigas Trial


The Adelphia Communications Corp. fraud trial is expected to continue Wednesday following its adjournment early Tuesday due to a sick juror.

Former Adelphia chairman John Rigas, his sons -- former chief financial officer Timothy Rigas and former executive vice president of operations Michael Rigas -- and former director of internal reporting Michael Mulcahey are on trial for 24 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and securities fraud. All four men have pleaded not guilty.

Former Adelphia director of investor relations Karen Chrosniak will continue on the stand when the trial resumes.