CHICAGO, June 10 (UPI) -- Jurors deliberated for several hours Friday in the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich but adjourned for the weekend without reaching a verdict.
Deliberations were to resume Monday.
U.S. District Judge James Zagel said Friday he would consider a motion for a mistrial from the defense, which claim he had created an unfair atmosphere, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune reported.
"There appears to be a double standard with regard to the leeway given to the government throughout the case versus the defense," the former governor's attorneys wrote.
The defense noted Zagel let the government ask Blagojevich: "You are a convicted liar, right?"
But when the defense asked prosecution witness Rajinder Bedi, convicted of theft, "So, you're a thief?" the judge sustained the prosecution's objection.
Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat in 2008, among other charges.