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Deliberations To Continue Friday In Espada Corruption Trial

Former Sen. Pedro Espada on Thursday, May 3, 2012 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Former Sen. Pedro Espada on Thursday, May 3, 2012 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jurors ended a 9th day of deliberations in the trial of former New York State Sen. Pedro Espada.

Espada is accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from the Soundview Health Clinic in the Bronx, which Espada founded.

The latest note sent by the panel Thursday asked the judge if it agrees on a verdict for one defendant but can’t agree on the other, is it a valid verdict on that count. The judge told the jurors that a partial verdict would be acceptable.

Last week, six of the 12 jurors sent a note to the judge saying one of the jurors decided that he or she would not deliberate.

Jurors asked for dozens of exhibits on Thursday.  Deliberations will resume Friday morning.

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