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Federal jury deliberates extortion charges against Mass. trooper

A federal jury in Boston will decide the fate of the Massachusetts State Police Trooper charged with extortion — finding that his alleged threats were serious and a crime, or just the “locker-room” banter of a drunken man.

The 12-person panel deliberated for five hours Thursday before breaking, and will resume deliberations Friday, following the testimony of three witnesses over two days. The trial started with jury selection on Monday.

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