Jury deliberating fate of deputy marshal accused of corruption
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:27:35 GMT —
A federal jury in Brownsville is deciding the fate of a U.S. Deputy Marshal accused of revealing the identity of an undercover agent to his drug trafficking father.
The trial of Lucio Osbaldo Moya started before U.S. District Court Judge Hilda Tagle in Brownsville on Monday.
Jurors in heard almost three days of testimony and then closing arguments on Wednesday afternoon.
Deliberations continued all day Thursday with jurors finishing the day without a decision.
Jurors sent out at least three note on Thursday. They are expected to return on Friday morning to continue deliberations.
Moya is accused of telling his father Juan Norberto Moya the identity of an undercover U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent back in December 2011.
Moya TMs father pleaded guilty to drug trafficking back on February 2012 and was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison three months later.
If convicted, Moya could face up to five years in federal prison on an obstruction of justice charge and up to 20 years in federal prison for an accessory after the fact charge.