Ferriero jury deliberations starts this morning

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero will begin deliberation at 9:45 AM.

Few corruption cases have actually gone to trial: it took three days to convict former Hudson County Freeholder Nidia Davila-Colon and former State Sen. Wayne Bryant (D-Lawnside), four days to convict former State Sen. Joseph Coniglio (D-Paramus), and six days to convict former Newark Mayor/State Sen. Sharpe James.

If Ferriero is found not guilty, it would be the first acquittal on a federal corruption charge in more than eight years.

There is an outside chance that a quick verdict could come tomorrow afternoon, while President Barack Obama is campaigning in Hackensack.

Ferriero jury deliberations starts this morning