Deliberations beginning Marc Rosenthal trial

The fate of attorney Marc Rosenthal is in the hands of 12 men and women.Deliberations in Rosenthal's racketeering trial started at the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.Closing arguments in the case ended Wednesday evening.Rosenthal is accused of heading up the cash for court favors scandal involving former 404th State District Judge Abel Limas.The Austin-based attorney is accused of paying tens of thousands of dollars to fix multi-million dollar lawsuits in his favor.

One of those cases involves the fatal crash of a Valley AirCare medical helicopter on South Padre Island.A federal judge granted a change of venue to Corpus Christi due to wide publicity surrounding the case in the Rio Grande Valley.Action 4 News has a crew posted at the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi waiting on the jury's verdict.