Lawyers due in court in Mass. corruption case

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BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill are due in court to update a judge three weeks after a mistrial was declared in Cahill's corruption trial.

Jurors in Cahill's trial failed to reach a verdict on charges accusing him of scheming to run $1.5 million in taxpayer-funded lottery ads to help his unsuccessful 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

State Attorney General Martha Coakley has not said whether her office plans to re-try Cahill. His former campaign manager, Scott Campbell, was acquitted by the same jury.

Cahill testified that he approved the advertising because he wanted to defend the lottery after the Republican Governors Association tarnished its image through a series of negative ads attacking Cahill and his management of the lottery.

A status conference is scheduled in Suffolk Superior Court on Friday.