Jury Clears Co-Defendant, Deliberations To Continue Wednesday On Cahill Indictments

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Jurors in the public corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill had reached a partial verdict in the case, finding Cahill’s co-defendant and former campaign manager Scott Campbell not guilty of corruption charges.

Campbell still faces charges in an unrelated bribery case.

On Tuesday, jurors still had not reached a verdict on the Cahill indictments.

Jurors have been deliberating since Dec. 4.

After jurors read the partial verdict, the judge gave further instruction before ordering them to return to deliberations.

Cahill and Campbell, were charged with violating state ethics laws by scheming to use $1.5 million in state lottery advertisements to boost Cahill’s 2010 independent campaign for governor.

Cahill testified that the ads were not for his campaign, but instead designed to defend the lottery against Republican attack ads.

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