Jury in Pa. political corruption trial says jurors are “turning on each other”

    Jurors are now in their 5th day of deliberations for Mike Veon who was once one of Pennsylvania’s top legislative leaders.
    Veon and three of his former legislative aides are charged with orchestrating a plan that steered over a million dollars in bonuses for staffers who did campaign work.

    Jurors are now in their 5th day of deliberations for Mike Veon who was once one of Pennsylvania’s top legislative leaders.
    Veon and three of his former legislative aides are charged with orchestrating a plan that steered over a million dollars in bonuses for staffers who did campaign work.

    Scott Detrow reports from Harrisburg.
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    The 12 jurors have been deliberating 139 separate criminal counts since Friday afternoon. Some of the panelists are feeling the strain – one woman wiped away tears and told Judge Richard Lewis the jurors were “turning on each other” at the end of the day Wednesday.

    Wes Oliver, a professor at the Widener University School of Law – says he understands the juror’s dilemma, noting they need to determine whether or not each individual defendant violated scores of different complex laws.

    Oliver: First of all, you’ve just got a matter of wading through not just the evidence, but even the charging documents. You’ve got to map on the charges to the facts. And that’s a difficult task in and of itself. It’s going to take a lot of time.

    Oliver also speculates the jury may be discussing whether or not campaigning on state time is a common occurrence at the Capitol and if so, whether the defendants deserve to

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