Jury remains deadlocked on some counts

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The jury in the federal government's gambling corruption trial sent an "important note" to Judge Myron Thompson Thursday afternoon saying it remains deadlocked on some counts in the case.

Judge Thompson called court back into session at 12:10pm after all parties returned to the courthouse.

After discussing the jurors' note, the judge allowed both sides to take a short lunch break to consider what opinion should be given to the jurors.

If the jury comes back undecided on particular counts, the judge has the option of declaring a mistrial on those counts. The federal government would then have the opportunity to reprosecute the defendants on the counts which the jury did not decide unanimously.

The judge could accept a partial verdict which would have the verdicts reached be official.

Court returned to session at 1:10pm.

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