Jury still deliberating in mail-fraud case

July 13, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A federal jury deliberated for a second day yesterday without reaching a verdict in the mail-fraud case against a state legislator and a prominent State House lobbyist.

The jury will return this morning to U.S. District Court in Baltimore to continue deciding the case against Del. Tony E. Fulton and lobbyist Gerard E. Evans. The two are charged with scheming to generate fees for Evans by concocting the threat of legislation aimed at some of Evans' clients.

The jury has deliberated for 14 hours over two days and has given no indication of its progress.

The deliberations come after a monthlong trial that included dozens of witnesses and hundreds of pages of documents.

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