MIAMI (AP) - A Miami jury is returning for more deliberations in the trial of Hialeah's former mayor and his wife on charges of underreporting taxes and lying to federal agents.
Jurors on Monday began debating whether Julio and Raiza Robaina failed to report about $2 million in income between 2005 and 2010. Some was cash payments on high-interest personal loans they made to friends and associates, including a convicted Ponzi schemer.
The jury is continuing deliberations Tuesday.
Julio Robaina did not testify in his own defense, but Raiza Robaina blamed many of the problems on mistakes made by the couple's accountant. She insisted they did not submit false tax returns or lie to investigators.
Julio Robaina was Hialeah's mayor from 2005 to 2011 and ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Miami-Dade County.
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