- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on a juror’s dismissal in congressman’s case (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman say their appeal of his racketeering conviction will include a challenge to the dismissal of a holdout juror.

A federal judge on Friday unsealed jury notes and other documents related to a juror tossed in the corruption trial of former U.S. Rep. Chaka (SHAH’-kuh) Fattah.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle says other jurors complained the man was screaming and uncooperative. Bartle says the juror also told his clerk early on that he would cause a deadlock “no matter what.”

The unidentified juror told a legal blogger he refused to vote after it became evident he was the lone holdout for an acquittal.

Bartle says the juror violated his oath.

Fattah is due to start a 10-year prison term next month.

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1:10 p.m.

A Pennsylvania judge says he dismissed a holdout juror in a congressman’s corruption case after concluding he meant to cause a deadlock “no matter what.”

The judge Friday says the juror told a clerk on the first day of deliberations that he intended to cause a hung jury in the trial of former U.S. Rep. Chaka (SHAH’-kuh) Fattah.

The eleven-term Philadelphia Democrat was convicted of racketeering and was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle says other jurors complained that the juror was screaming and uncooperative. The unidentified juror has told a legal blogger he refused to vote after it became evident he was the lone holdout for an acquittal.

Bartle says the juror violated his oath.

Fattah is appealing his conviction.

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11:15 a.m.

A federal judge will unseal transcripts that could explain why a juror was dismissed before a jury convicted a Pennsylvania congressman of racketeering.

The unidentified juror has told one news outlet that he was the lone not guilty vote in former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s case. The Philadelphia Democrat was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III on Friday says he will unseal transcripts surrounding the dismissal of the Lancaster County salesman. Bartle did not say when the documents would be available.

Philadelphia Media Network filed the request.

Fattah was convicted in June of using government grants and nonprofit funds on personal and campaign expenses.

After the juror’s dismissal, Bartle reminded the panel to remain open to discussions without feeling pressured to change their opinions.

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