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Jury deliberations continue Monday in Long Beach councilman Michael Fagen's trial

Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen. (Feb. 6, 2012)

Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen. (Feb. 6, 2012) Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

A Nassau County jury, which has deliberated for several days in the larceny case of Long Beach City Councilman Michael Fagen, will reconvene Monday morning.

The jury, which began deliberating Tuesday afternoon and continued through the end of the week, will reconvene at State Supreme Court in Mineola. The trial began Jan. 16.

Prosecutors say Fagen, a Democrat, illegally collected more than $15,000 in unemployment benefits between January and September 2010 while he was employed as a city councilman, a position he still holds.

Fagen faces felony charges of third-degree grand larceny, petty larceny and 38 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. He faces up to 7 years in prison if convicted.

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