Jury still deliberating fate of Abramoff figure
Deliberations continue in the case against Kevin Ring, an associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

The jury found Ring guilty on one count but appeared deadlocked on seven other charges, the Associated Press reported. The judge handling the case ordered deliberations to resume today, for the seventh day.

Federal prosecutors say Ring showered gifts on Congressional aides and Bush administration officials to influence them into taking actions to benefit his clients, including the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Abramoff's biggest client.

Prosecutors also say Ring developed a "corrupt" lobbying scheme whose targets included Sandia Pueblo of New Mexico

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Jury decides 1 charge in Abramoff-related trial (AP 10/13)
Ring Jury Ponders Old Lobbying Rules (The National Journal 10/13)