More Issues Arise With Jurors in Percoco Trial

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Update:  Monday, 3-12

More problems at the Percoco trial.  

For a second time, the jury has told the judge that that cannot reach a verdict.  Court reporters say some members of the Defense are asking for a mistrial and the Prosecution wants the jury instructed to keep working.  

Court reporters say that it appears U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni is inclined to tell the jury to keep working.  Judge Caproni notes that the jury has only deliberated for 3 1/2 days.

Prosecutors have tried to prove that Percoco solicited money from companies with business before the state, and that some of the money was disguised as payment for a no-show job for Percoco's wife.  

Last week the judge reminded the jury that they took a solemn oath to decide the case in good faith.

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The jury is continuing its deliberation in the federal corruption trial of former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco. 

Prosecutors have tried to prove that Percoco solicited money from companies with business before the state, and that some of the money was disguised as payment for a no-show job for Percoco's wife. 

But, several jurors have sent notes to the judge asking to be dismissed. 

At least two say the jury will not be able to come to a unanimous decision.

The judge reminded them that they took a solemn oath to decide the case in good faith. 

Deliberations will resume on Thursday.

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