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Jurors haven't decided Buie case

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The jury in the Don Buie Public Corruption trial is deadlocked on his guilt or innocence.

Judge Denise Marshall brought the jury back into the courtroom at 5:15 Tuesday afternoon after four and a half hours of deliberations. 

The jury told the judge they had not reached a verdict in the 19 count theft and conspiracy case against the former Downtown Manager.  Judge Marshall then gave the jury another charge and sent them back to the jury room for more deliberations.    

Earlier Tuesday, Judge Marshall explained to the jurors their responsibility in the case.

 "When he knowingly and willfully falsifies conceals or covers up by any trick scheme or device, a material fact makes a false fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation."

"When in breach of his duties as a government officer or employee he unlawfully takes or being in unlawful possession of unlawfully appropriates any property of another or the intention of depriving them of the property regardless of the manner in which the property is taken."

"It is you responsibility to determine the facts of the case from all the evidence presented."

If convicted, Buie could get up to 15 years for each theft charge and five years for the others.   The jury was still deliberating at 6:00PM.

Buie faces 19 counts of concealment of facts,  conspiracy to defraud a political subdivision, theft by taking, and false statements in writing.

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