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Jury deliberations in ex-mayor’s case delayed

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 | 8:22 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Deliberations in the corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin have been delayed for a day.

The court said the delay was caused because of a juror's problem. Details were not released, and there was no indication whether the juror would be replaced with an alternate.

Deliberations are to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The jury broke for the evening Monday after hearing closing arguments in the morning and deliberating for more than three hours in the afternoon.

Nagin is charged in a 21-count indictment accusing him of fraud, bribery, money laundering, conspiracy and filing false tax returns.