Jury struggles with actress' marriage fraud case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - September 2, 2010

The jury weighing whether to convict Fernanda Romero and her U.S-born husband reported problems with one its members Thursday afternoon, the second day of deliberation.

A forewoman said the panel has not yet reached any agreement on the seven charges the pair face. The pair are also charged with lying on immigration forms.

Prosecutors had sought to have the juror replaced, but defense attorneys said they thought the panel could reach a verdict. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real opted to allow the panel to continue deliberations.

The juror was described in a note as "hostile."

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