Jury in bribery case deliberates, returns today

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A federal jury in Memphis deliberates today for a second day in the bribery trial of former state Senator Roscoe Dixon.

The jury is deciding whether Dixon took 95-hundred dollars in bribes from undercover F-B-I agents in return for legislative favors. His trial began May 30th.

The undercover operatives posed as lobbyists for a sham company called E-Cycle.

Dixon, of Memphis, is the first Tennessee lawmaker to face trial in the statewide corruption scandal. He and four other current or former lawmakers are charged in the case.

Dixon was the only witness called by the defense. He told jurors he took F-B-I money, but denied doing anything illegal for it.