Siegelman jurors deliberate for 3rd day with no verdict

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Jurors in the government corruption trial of former Governor Don Siegelman and three others deliberated for a third day Monday without reaching a verdict.

Jurors will return Tuesday morning to continue efforts to reach a decision after a 32-day trial where prosecutors claimed government favors were traded for campaign donations and gifts during Siegelman's terms as lieutenant governor and governor from 1995 to 2003.

Jurors have so far spent about 16 hours going through the testimony of more than 75 witnesses and hundreds of exhibits.

Also on trial are Siegelman's former chief of staff, Paul Hamrick, his state transportation director, Mack Roberts, and former HealthSouth C-E-O Richard Scrushy.

The 34-count indictment charges Siegelman and Hamrick with racketeering, bribery and obstruction of justice.

Scrushy is charged with bribery and mail fraud and Roberts with mail fraud.

Courtesy: Associated Press