Friday, March 19, 2010
Deliberations have resumed after an alternate replaced a sick juror in the public corruption trial of former Beaver County State Representative Mike Veon and 3 former aides. Dauphin County Judge Richard Lewis told jurors this morning they had to start over on the 6th day of deliberations in the theft, conspiracy and conflict of interest case against Veon and co-defendants Brett Cott, Annamarie Perretta-Rosepink and Stephen Keefer. They are accused of using tax dollars to provide bonuses for legislative staffers who did campaign work on state time. The juror, who was replaced, told Judge Lewis Wednesday that the deliberations had been hard on the jurors and they were turning on each other.