ST. THOMAS — Attorneys presented their opening statements Wednesday in the much-anticipated retrial of three former executives charged with conspiring to embezzle $5.8 million from Schneider Hospital.

The case against the former Schneider executives, Rodney Miller Sr., Amos Carty Jr. and Peter Najawicz, has been pending for more than a decade. Their first trial in 2011 ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked and could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the dozens of criminal charges, including conspiracy, embezzlement, grand larceny, fraud and violations of the territory’s anti-racketeering statute, the Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or CICO.

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