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Jury reaches verdict in Currie case

The jury in a federal bribery case against state Sen. Ulysses Currie has reached a verdict.

A court official says the verdict is scheduled to be read in U.S. District Court in Baltimore at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The verdict comes on the third full day of deliberations in a trial that started in September.

The 74-year-old Currie is charged with conspiracy, bribery, extortion and making false statements in an influence peddling case. Prosecutors say he was paid more than $245,000 to do government favors for Shoppers Food Warehouse between December 2002 and May 2008.

Two former Shoppers executives also are on trial with the senator for allegedly conspiring with him in the scheme. They are former Shoppers president William White and former vice president R. Kevin Small.