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Mark Ridley-Thomas jury goes into Day 3.



Jury Deliberates On Trial Of Suspended L-A City Councilman

(Los Angeles, CA) – It’s been two days of jury deliberations in the federal criminal trial of a suspended Los Angeles City Councilman. Mark Ridley-Thomas is accused of steering lucrative county contracts to the University of Southern California’s social work school. That was allegedly in exchange for a bunch of benefits for his son. Prosecutors rested their rebuttal case early Friday before deliberations began.

A U-S-C administrator who cut a plea deal admits to her role in the alleged crime.