Roll Call reports on the latest turn in the trial of Kevin Ring.
U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle officially declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in the public corruption trial of former House-aide-turned-lobbyist Kevin Ring after jurors declared themselves deadlocked for the third time in as many days.
“The court at this point has no choice but to declare a mistrial,” Huvelle said. Federal prosecutors and Ring’s attorneys both endorsed the action.
Earlier in the day Huvelle read a note from the jury saying, “We remain … irrevocably blocked on a final unanimous verdict.”