Jury deadlocked in Milton Street trial

February 21, 2008 3:00:31 PM PST
Jurors in the trial of Milton Street are to resume deliberations Friday after telling a judge they were deadlocked on most charges.

The older brother of former Philadelphia Mayor John Street faces nine charges in the fraud and tax evasion trial. Jurors told a federal judge Thursday afternoon that they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on seven of those nine charges. The judge didn't declare a mistrial and told jurors to continue discussing the case.

On Thursday morning, jurors sent the judge a note containing three questions that the judge described as thoughtful and "very subtle." Among other things, jurors asked the judge to repeat the legal definition of the word "scheme."