Law: The Twelfth Man Hangs a Jury

A holdout in Daniel Flood's bribery case causes a mistrial

The evidence kept mounting against Pennsylvania's Democratic Congressman Daniel Flood in his three-week trial for taking more than $60,000 in bribes. A lobbyist, three businessmen and a rabbi told of paying off Flood to arrange federal grants and contracts. Stephen Elko, Flood's onetime top aide who is now serving a two-year sentence for taking bribes from some of the same people, quoted his old boss as saying, "This is a business. Get all you can while you can get it." Meanwhile, the 16-term Congressman, known for his rococo oratory and baroque...

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