The government corruption trial of former Governor Don Siegelman and three other defendants entered its ninth week Monday, and again the jury left early.
Lawyers were called to a meeting with Judge Mark Fuller in chambers. They say they were not told ahead of time what the meeting was about as they converged on the courthouse for the meeting scheduled for about 2 p.m.
During the meeting, the press was told by the U.S. Marshal's Office the jury had left for the day.