No verdict in fmr. Philadelphia inspector's trial

April 19, 2011 1:47:28 PM PDT
Jurors have been excused for the day in the case of a former high-ranking Philadelphia police official accused of scheming to hire strong-arm collectors to shake down a former business partner in a failed real estate deal.

Daniel Castro, a former inspector who aspired to be police commissioner, broke down on the stand in federal court last week.

He testified that he approved the use of a debt collector who would use violence to recover $90,000, calling it the biggest mistake of his life.

RELATED: Read more about Castro's testimony

The jury is set to begin its third day of deliberations at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The 47-year-old Castro headed the department's traffic division prior to his arrest in November. He allegedly told one witness he had to be careful because he aspired to be the department's commissioner.

His attorney says he was entrapped.


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