Mistrial on all counts in Kevin Ring trial

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.”

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