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Corruption retrial jury shows no conflicts

A defense attorney in Alabama's gambling corruption trial says the jury in the current trial appears much different than the jury in the first gambling trial last summer.

Attorney Susan James said the first jury appeared hostile, and people in the hallway of the federal courthouse could hear arguments inside the jury room.

She said the current jury isn't showing any signs of conflict.

The jurors chatted and smiled when going to lunch Tuesday, which was the sixth day of deliberations. The jury in the first trial deliberated for seven days before convicting no one, acquitting two defendants and declaring itself deadlocked on some charges.

That prompted the current trial for casino owner Milton McGregor, state Sen. Harri Anne Smith, former Sens. Jim Preuitt and Larry Means, and two others.


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