Deliberations continue in ex-Mass. treasurer Tim Cahill's trial

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BOSTON (AP) -- A jury has resumed deliberations in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill.

The Suffolk Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday and was back at it Wednesday morning.

Cahill is charged with violating state ethics laws by orchestrating a scheme to air taxpayer-funded lottery ads in an attempt to promote his faltering 2010 independent gubernatorial campaign.

Cahill testified that he ran the ads to defend the lottery against Republican ads that attacked him and his management of the lottery.

Prosecutors said Cahill schemed to use $1.5 million in lottery advertising money to boost his independent campaign for governor.

Both Cahill and his former campaign manager, Scott Campbell, face up to five years in prison if convicted.


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