Both count 7 and count 1, paragraph 7, are based on the same alleged conduct. The same is true for other paragraphs in Count 1 and corresponding counts in the indictment. 

the difference in wording is based on the fact that Count 7 alleges a violation of the federal crime of extortion for which you have been given instructions. 

All the counts are separate and independent of one another. 

For which you have been given separate and independent instructions.

That's it. Judge tells them to go back to the jury room and write any follow up questions. 

Thomas tells judge to remind jury. Judge reminds the jury again to not read or watch any media input or talk to anyone else about what is going on in the case. 

11:05AM Jury leaves and we wait a minute or 2 for any follow up questions. 

Jim Thomas telling some joke about Michael Naughton. Judge Edmunds says that everyone says he looks just like Clark Kent. With the slicked back hair and the black rim glasses, I totally agree. 

Judge mentions that if the weather gets really bad, she will let the jury go early. will keep them as long as they are comfortable staying. 

11:07AM All set, no more jury questions. Quick sidebar. Video off.

That's it. Judge tells them to go back to the jury room and write any follow up questions.

Thomas tells judge to remind jury. Judge reminds the jury again to not read or watch any media input or talk to anyone else about what is going on in the case.

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Alexandra Harland is a Princeton undergrad and has a masters degree in International affairs with Columbia. A Montreal native, she worked with the Daily Telegraph newspaper for a few years before transitioning to TV, when she worked at ABC News with Peter Jennings. Alexandra has also worked in newsrooms in both Detroit and Boston.

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