Juror medical issue delays deliberations a day in case against former New Orleans mayor Nagin

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors on Monday, Feb. 10, summed up their case for convicting Nagin of corruption during his two terms as mayor. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court record says one of the jurors in the corruption trial of former Mayor Ray Nagin had a medical issue that forced deliberations to be put off for a day.

The Tuesday afternoon entry in the court record says the unidentified juror will be available for deliberations Wednesday.

The nature of the medical issue wasn't disclosed.

Jurors got the case Monday afternoon and worked for more than three hours before breaking for the night. Deliberations were scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Nagin faces a 21-count indictment. Prosecutors have outlined a series of alleged bribes during his two terms that ended in 2010. His defense has attacked the credibility of key witnesses who testified after making plea deals.

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