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Jury deliberates in Nagin case

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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The jury in the corruption case of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has entered into deliberations but there's no indication when a verdict might be reached.

Jurors opened deliberations Monday afternoon but broke for the night after more than three hours of deliberations. They are expected to resume deliberations Tuesday in the case, which involves 21 criminal counts.

An indictment alleges that Nagin sought and accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of bribes from people doing business with the city. Prosecutors told jurors the crimes began in Nagin's first term and continued even after the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

But Nagin's lawyer told jurors that key prosecution witnesses' credibility is in question because of deals they made with prosecutors. The defense also said prosecutors presented a highly misleading case built on witness lies and said prosecutors also overstated Nagin's authority to approve city work.

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