WASHINGTON – A federal judge has dismissed one of the jurors from Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed a female juror from the trial because she had not been in contact with the court since Friday. The juror flew to California after the death of her father. Sullivan said the court had not heard from her since she left town.
Deliberations will resume Monday morning with an alternate juror.
Stevens is charged with lying for years on Senate financial disclosure documents to conceal $250,000 in home renovations and other gifts from a friend, millionaire oil contractor Bill Allen.