Former Doctor Sentenced For Attempted Jury Tampering And Burglary

Hubsher wears disguise in courthouse

Marshall Hubsher disguised himself in court and taped fake ‘jury instructions’ to the doors and tables of jury rooms

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former doctor has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for burglary and jury tampering charges for disguising himself in court and taping false jury instructions to the doors and tables of jury rooms while he was on trial in March 2016.

Marshall Hubsher, 67, of Sands Point, pleaded guilty on July 11 in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Patricia Harrington to Burglary in the 3rd Degree (a D felony) and two counts of Attempted Tampering with a Juror in the 1st Degree (a B misdemeanor).

“Independent and impartial juries are a cornerstone of our justice system, but this defendant disguised himself and tried to slip a jury fake instructions to sway the outcome in his favor,” said DA Singas. “As this sentence makes clear, any effort to manipulate a jury will be met with serious consequences.”

DA Singas said that on March 21, 2016, while the defendant was on trial, he entered private jury rooms and placed signs there with falsified jury instructions in an attempt to tamper with a sitting jury deliberating on his trial. The note directed at the jury purported to be ‘jury instructions’ concerning reasonable doubt. The defendant entered an area of the courthouse that is not open to the public with the intent to tamper with the jurors, thereby committing the crime of burglary.

A review of surveillance footage for the morning showed that the defendant first came into the courthouse wearing a leather jacket and baseball hat and holding newspapers. He then left the courthouse—with the newspapers—and returned a short time later dressed in a suit and using a walker

Assistant District Attorney Melissa Scannell of DA Singas’ Rackets and Enterprise Crime Bureau prosecuted the case. The defendant is represented by the Legal Aid Society. 

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

Leave a Reply




Art League’s ‘Cynthia Pascal: A Retrospective’ Opens April 15

The Art League of Long Island announces the retrospective exhibit of Cynthia Pascal in the Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery. The opening reception takes place on...

Got A Mystery Mutt? DNA Testing!

My family has always rescued dogs. From the time I was little, I can recall the click-clack of paws on our tile floors, floating...

Immigrant Stories: From Tokyo To Long Island, By Way Of Tattoo School

Growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Nasa Tsuchiya always loved to draw. As a child she had a strong interest in anime and the art...

Halloween In March

Halloween was about five months ago, but I still love anything spooky or creepy no matter what time of year. My name is Jennifer and...

Cult-Classic “The Room” Celebrates 20 Years

The Room is known as the worse movie ever made, but many consider it the best. The plot follows a successful bank executive named Johny,...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.