Jurors finished their first day of deliberations without a verdict on Thursday in the Brooklyn federal corruption trial of veteran state Sen. John Sampson.

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Sampson is charged with obstruction of justice and other crimes for trying to cover up his embezzlement of $188,500 from escrow accounts he was responsible for as a court-appointed referee in foreclosure sales -- money he allegedly used in an unsuccessful run for Brooklyn district attorney.

He is a former Senate Democratic leader. The trial lasted three weeks. Deliberations are scheduled to resume on Monday.