Jefferson, lawyers anxiously wait on jury

August 4th, 2009

Participants may ponder the odds of an early verdict

The New Orleans Times-Picayune

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Rep. William Jefferson completed a third day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict, extending a nervous time for everyone involved.

“Nothing is worse than waiting for a jury,” said Harry Rosenberg, a former chief federal prosecutor in New Orleans, now in private practice. “There’s nothing you can do.”

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