© 2022 KRWG
background_fid.jpg
News that matters
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Silver City/Lordsburg - TV Outage

Jury says it's deadlocked in 'We Build The Wall' fraud trial

We Build The Wall says it has raised $23 million thus far for border wall construction.
Mallory Falk
/
KRWG
We Build The Wall says it has raised $23 million thus far for border wall construction.

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven jurors accused one juror of political bias before saying they were deadlocked in deliberating the fate of a Colorado businessman accused of defrauding investors in a wall along the U.S. southern border. Federal Judge Analisa Torres read jurors a so-called Allen charge late Thursday in the trial of Timothy Shea two full days into deliberations. The instruction designed to spark productive deliberations Friday came after jurors said in a note that they couldn't agree on a unanimous verdict on any count. Eleven jurors earlier had asked that one juror be replaced, saying he showed anti-government bias and had accused the other jurors of being liberals.