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Judge Sends Stevens Jury Back to Work

Updated: 2:25 p.m.

Judge Emmet Sullivan sent the jury back to work in the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), after the jury foreman asked on Thursday for the dismissal of one of the jurors who has had “violent outbursts” with other jurors.

Sullivan declined to dismiss the juror, but he reminded the jury to be civil and to make an effort to reach a unanimous decision.

The jury earlier sent a note to the judge that apparently suggested some difficulty with a juror.

Stevens is charged with seven counts of lying about gifts on his financial disclosure forms, mostly in the form of improvements to his Girdwood, Alaska, home. Jury deliberations for Stevens’ three-week long trial began Wednesday.

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