A juror on former President Donald Trump’s hush money case in New York City was dismissed Thursday after prosecutors raised concerns that he may not have answered truthfully to all questions as part of jury selection, according to multiple reports.

Prosecutors questioned whether the man, an IT consultant who was one of seven jurors sworn in Tuesday, had been honest in answering a question about whether he or a relative had been convicted of a crime, The New York Times reported.


Prosecutors voiced concerns after discovering an article describing an individual with the same name who was arrested in the 1990s for tearing down right-wing political posters. It is not known whether the juror confirmed it was him because he was questioned out of reporters’ earshot, according to The Associated Press.

Judge Juan Merchan said the juror had “expressed annoyance about how much information was out there about him in the public,” according to NBC News.

The juror’s dismissal initially brought the count back down from seven selected jurors to five.

Another juror was released earlier when she expressed concerns about her ability to be impartial after friends and others asked whether she was a juror, NBC News reported.

The judge directed reporters Thursday not to report physical descriptions of jurors or note their place of employment, according to multiple reports.

Originally published by the Daily Caller News Foundation