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.
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