Blagojevich jury finishes 4th day of deliberations

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Posted: Jun 15, 2011 5:52 PM
Blagojevich jury finishes 4th day of deliberations

Jurors at the corruption retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have finished deliberating for another day without reaching a verdict.

The 11 women and one man deliberated for a fourth day Wednesday. They're expected to resume combing through evidence Thursday.

There was no word they'd sent any additional notes to the judge. They sent their first one Tuesday asking about extra pages in a transcript of FBI wiretaps.

Those secret recordings of Blagojevich are at the center of the government's case. But the note provided no clue about whether jurors are struggling to find agreement.

Blagojevich faces 20 counts, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. He's denied all the charges.

His first trial last year ended with a hung jury.