Deliberations enter 4th day in Cahill corruption trial

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BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill will resume deliberations Friday.

The Suffolk Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday afternoon.

Cahill is charged with violating state ethics laws by orchestrating a scheme to air $1.5 million taxpayer-funded lottery ads to try to promote his failing 2010 independent gubernatorial campaign.

Cahill spent two days on the witness stand, testifying that he ran the ads to defend the lottery against Republican attack ads.

Cahill and his former campaign manager, Scott Campbell, face up to five years in prison if convicted.