The trial in which Tom Hanks was sitting as a juror just came to an abrupt halt after charges of jury tampering surfarced … our sources has learned.
During a lunch break Wednesday … a member of the L.A. City Attorney”s Office went up to Tom and thanked him for his jury service … especially because he”s such a big celeb and gladly served.
When the court reconvened today … the prosecutor disclosed that a member of the City Attorney”s Office made inappropriate contact with Tom during a break.
The defense then asked for a hearing to prove prosecutorial misconduct. At that point, lawyers on both sides started talking and a plea deal was cut.
Andrew Flier, the defendant”s lawyer, tells our sources his client pled no contest to a minor infraction — disturbing the peace.
The defendant had been charged with domestic violence and faced up to a year in jail. Instead, he got a $150 fine, and that”s it.
As for Tom, he did not say how he was leaning, but said he was there to “serve justice.”