Cahill Jury Undecided After Fourth Day Of Deliberations

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The jury in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill has completed its fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

The Suffolk Superior Court jury left the courthouse at about 4 p.m. Friday. Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday.

Jurors have been deliberating since Tuesday afternoon.

Cahill is on trial for allegedly violating a new state ethics law that aims to tighten how politicians run their campaigns.

Prosecutors say he used a $1.5 million taxpayer-funded lottery ad campaign to try and promote his failing 2010 independent gubernatorial campaign.

WBZ-TV Political Editor Jon Keller explained that there are no emails or text messages that would constitute a smoking gun. So jurors will need to decide intent.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Cahill and his former campaign manager, Scott Campbell, face up to five years in prison if convicted.

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