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Jury Still Out In Councilman's Trial

The jury in the trial of Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen reached the second full day of deliberations Thursday without rendering a verdict. 

Fagen faces charges that he illegally collected more than $15,000 in unemployment benefits in 2010 while he was employed by the city as a council member. 

 Jurors started deliberations Tuesday afternoon, after Fagen’s attorney Marc Gann and prosecutor Marshall Trager made summations in Judge Mary Berkowitz’s courtroom at Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola. 

 A Democrat, Fagen was indicted last February on charges of third-degree grand larceny, petty larceny and 38 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.
Annette M La Salle January 31, 2013 at 06:33 PM
i find it amazing than anyone who tries to help the underdogs get arrested but the man who put us into 10 million deficits goes free just saying i felt differently befor i got to know michael fagen
Jack January 31, 2013 at 06:40 PM
GUILTY AS CHARGED!
Jack January 31, 2013 at 07:07 PM
He is GUILTY AS CHARGED!
Christopher January 31, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Well it appears that the Jury make think otherwise there Jack.
Our children are what matters!!! January 31, 2013 at 11:01 PM
This is not a guilty man... The corrupt politicians in this town are just upset bc they were finally exposed and thrown out of city hall... Into the gutter where they belong... We should be thanking mr fagen... No putting him on trial especially for something these aholes set him up for
Tonto Hertzberg February 01, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Two things can be true at the same time.
Tonto Hertzberg February 01, 2013 at 08:39 AM
Our Children DO matter.
Beachguy February 01, 2013 at 09:40 AM
Fagen is many things but he's a breath of fresh air and not afraid to rock the boat.
Jack February 01, 2013 at 01:03 PM
The only place he was thrown out of was his wife's house when she found out about his mysterious past and lack of verifiable documentation on his npast "achievements"
Our children are what matters!!! February 01, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Find something better to do with your time than talk badly about people... Whether its true or not...His personal business is not yours.. Get a life
Jack February 02, 2013 at 08:37 AM
Sometimes someones rancid personal business motivates a person in power to cross the line and engage in corrupt acts. Thats why his past piccadillos are relevant, especially for the future if somehow he stays in office. Its all relevant. Once again the dumb voters get fooled.
Jack February 02, 2013 at 08:38 AM
By the way , its OUR tax dollars being stolen from us. Things are bad enough with high school taxes and storm destruction. We dont need our politicians stealing from us.
Gretchen D. February 02, 2013 at 08:48 AM
It's not relevant when people make up, and embellish stories about Mr. Fagen. He is not the monster that u paint him out to be, and all these claims are unfounded. Anyone can smear a person's character on a blog. That doesn't make it factual. I agree with the previous poster, get a life, and leave his alone. Mike is the only one on the council that stands up for the people, and has the guts to stick with his beliefs, no matter the heat he gets for it.
delete me February 02, 2013 at 09:42 AM
"Gretchen" me thinks you are getting too worked up and overly aggressive over defending the sales
delete me February 02, 2013 at 09:53 AM
"Gretchen" please refer us to that because its really amusing me right now.
Hamburger February 02, 2013 at 10:02 AM
The sexual tension here is palpable
delete me February 02, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Ha! I think "Gretchen" is sharpening her nails right now. The huffy puffy responses could push this thread into epic status.
Beachguy February 02, 2013 at 07:52 PM
OY vey! Why don't you guys hook up with Boozehound at Nolans and have a chat over a few beers? M,aybe watch the game together. invite Fagen to come along. Listen to some Patsy cline.
Annette M La Salle February 02, 2013 at 11:13 PM
judge not or be judged not everyone who has a drink is an alcoholic i know i was married to him and i am very proud hes 32 years soberbeachguy i would be more than willing at fagens aquittal party to sing some patsy cline before you judge me i am a professional singer
Beachguy February 03, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Annette- where did you come from Already? Did I strike a nerve? I was just being facetious. Trying to lighten things up a bit between some of our posters who were getting nasty with each other. Did I strike a nerve? Did you take a few tongue in cheek remarks to be directed at you? To be a judgment of you? Your husband? Why I didn't even know you existed . The same with your husband. But then I went back and see that you posted here days ago. Very profound indeed( despite misspellings, lack of punctuation, muddled thoughts and all). Be sure to invite me to the party. Also Gretchen, Awesome, Candygram, Jack,Reggie , all the fun people who post here and , of course, Mike. And don't leave out his wife and his old landlords
Hamburger February 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I spell good

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