FILE - In this June 7, 2012 file photo, former developer and lobbyist Harvey Whittemore, right, and his attorney John Arrascada speak to the media after Whittemore's arraignment in fede

 

              FILE - In this June 7, 2012 file photo, former developer and lobbyist Harvey Whittemore, right, and his attorney John Arrascada speak to the media after Whittemore
FILE - In this June 7, 2012 file photo, former developer and lobbyist Harvey Whittemore, right, and his attorney John Arrascada speak to the media after Whittemore's arraignment in federal court. Whittemore, a Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade, was convicted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Jurors said they were deadlocked on another count of lying to the FBI, and the judge asked them to continue deliberating. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Tim Dunn, File)