Reporting with Natasha Korecki, Dave McKinney and Abdon Pallasch
A lawyer said jurors indicated in their note that they are hopelessly deadlocked on every count that involves a specific act.
Lawyers are now scratching their heads, trying to figure out what that means, attorney Michael Ettinger said in a press conference at around 4:50 p.m.
The jury might be saying they cannot reach a verdict on the racketeering charges, Ettinger speculated. That's a lengthy and complicated charge that is divided into six separate "acts." He said if they couldn't reach an agreement on any count involving a specific act, that would technically involve just about every count in the indictment except for the false statement charges.
Attorneys saw the entire note sent out by the jury earlier today; only portions were read in court a little while ago. Judge James Zagel has responded in writing, asking the jury for clarification.
Ettinger responded with "I don't know" over and over again when asked if he thinks the jury's note meant they were deadlocked on every count or just some.
"I assume they're hung on my client, but I don't know," he said.
Meanwhile, the jury has gone home for the day. Lawyers will be back in court at 11 a.m. tomorrow.