Jury Reaches Verdict In Del. Alston Case

9:58 AM, Jun 12, 2012   |    comments
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Jurors in Maryland have reached a verdict in the case against Delegate Tiffany Alston, who is accused of misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office.

The jury convened shortly before 9 a.m. in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court and deliberated for less than an hour, following nearly four hours of deliberations on Monday.

The Prince George's County Democrat is accused by state prosecutors of paying an employee in her law office about $800 in state funds by saying the employee was a member of her legislative staff. Her attorneys say the employee performed legislative work and that prosecutors have failed to prove otherwise.

Alston also is accused in a separate case of using campaign funds to pay for wedding-related expenses.

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