Deliberations resume in NJ corruption trial

(AP) - Jurors deliberating in the corruption trialof a former New Jersey lawmaker are asking to review portions oftapes recorded by an undercover informant, as well as testimonyfrom a state ethics expert.

Former Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, who faces bribery andextortion charges, is accused of accepting $10,000 from an FBIinformant, Solomon Dwek.

Jurors asked Tuesday to review testimony from Marci Hochman, alawyer who advises New Jersey legislators on ethics issues.

Prosecutors claim Van Pelt promised to use his position to helpDwek gain development approvals.

Van Pelt said he considered Dwek a client in his fledgelingconsulting business, and consulted Hochman on whether it wasethical.

Hochman testified that Van Pelt never told her Dwek had givenhim money.

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