DETROIT, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Jurors in Detroit resumed deliberations Tuesday in the political corruption trial of a former city aide accused of extorting businesses, officials said.
Sam Riddle, 63, is charged with seven counts of extortion-related crimes connected to his work as chief of staff for former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers. She pleaded guilty to bribery and is to be sentenced March 10.
Jurors in Riddle's trial in U.S. District Court last week were given a four-day break after telling Judge Avern Cohn they were deadlocked.
Riddle wrote on his Twitter page Tuesday that he was nervous about the trial's outcome, the Detroit Free Press reported.
"Feeling in pit of my stomach is waaay beyond butterflies," Riddle's Twitter message said.
Prosecutors argued Riddle and Conyers demanded money and favors from people who wanted to do business with the city council or the city pension board, where Conyers was a trustee.