Renzi jury expected to begin deliberations
Published: June 6, 2013 at 10:26 am
The Arizona Republic reports that attorneys gave closing arguments Wednesday and that the jury is expected to begin deliberations following instructions from the judge.
Renzi is accused of trying to engineer a land exchange to benefit himself and a business partner who is a co-defendant in the case.
Renzi also is accused of looting clients’ premiums from his family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign and of lying to regulators about it.
A Renzi lawyer told jurors that the prosecution hasn’t proven a case fabricated by FBI agents, while a prosecutor said Renzi used his business and his elected office for corrupt purposes.
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