• No verdict in Cahill corruption trial after three days


    BOSTON (AP) - The jury in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill finished its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

    The Suffolk Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday afternoon. Jurors left the courthouse at about 4 p.m. Thursday and are expected to resume deliberations Friday morning.

    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.

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