Cahill aide not guilty; jury deadlocked on Cahill
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Scott Campbell, an aide to former treasurer Tim Cahill, has been found not guilty of corruption charges but jurors are deadlocked on charges against Cahill himself and the judge has asked them to keep deliberating.
Campbell, Tim Cahill's codefendant, was acquitted of scheming to use taxpayer dollars to run a $1.5 million lottery ad to help boost Cahill's sagging gubernatorial campaign.
“I’m ready to move on. Very relieved. Thank you to the jury, thank you very much,” Campbell said.
Jurors have been deliberating since last week in the case. On Tuesday they found Campbell not guilty of the charges against him. But for Cahill there was no relief, and no moving on.
"The verdict to which each juror agrees must of course be his or her own verdict; the result of his or own convictions and not acquiescing to the other jurors," the judge said.
The prosecution didn’t have an opinion on the partial verdict or what it might mean.
“I don’t right now we've still got a jury deliberating thank you," said a prosecutor.
Campbell’s family cried when the verdict was read. Cahill gave Campbell a hug, and Campbell wished him good luck and said what Cahill told him was between them.
The jurors were relieved Tuesday at 4 p.m. and will resume deliberations at 9 a.m. Wednesday.