After three days of examinations, a jury was sworn in Wednesday afternoon to try J. Gary Sheets.
U.S. District Judge David Sam warned the 14 jurors and two alternates not to discuss the case with anyone, even each other, until both sides conclude.Sheets is accused of 34 counts of fraud, embezzlement and transportation of money taken by fraud. The charges relate to the collapse of Sheets' investment empire. That happened in 1986, shortly after Mark Hofmann murdered Sheets' wife, Kathleen, and Sheets' former business partner, Steven F. Christensen.
Among expected witnesses are members of the singing Osmond family who are named as victims in several counts.