Jury still out in Currie case

First full day of deliberation ends without a verdict

November 04, 2011|By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

Jurors had yet to reach a verdict Friday, after their first full day of deliberation, in the bribery trial against Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie and two retired executives from Shoppers Food Warehouse, who are accused of paying the Prince George's County politician $246,000 over five years for legislative favors.

They began deliberation about 10 a.m. and left for the day at 5 p.m. with instructions to return Monday morning. Most attorneys involved in the case said they had cleared their schedules through at least Tuesday in anticipation of a days-long deliberation.

Jurors are weighing whether Currie, and former Shopper employees R. Kevin Small and William J. White, conspired in a bribery scheme, committed various acts of bribery and extortion and, in the case of Currie and White, lied to the FBI about their dealings.


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