NEW YORK - A defense attorney in the criminal case against former Bank of America broker Theodore C. Sihpol III made his summation Tuesday, emphasizing to the jury that Sihpol never intended to commit a crime when he helped hedge fund Canary Capital Partners engage in late trading of mutual funds.

Sihpol, 37, is accused of helping Canary to trade rapidly in and out of mutual funds overseen by Bank of America in an alleged scheme that bilked long-term shareholders and generated higher fees for the bank. He faces up to 30 years in prison for grand larceny, securities fraud and falsifying business records.

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