The federal judicial bribery trial began today for Gulf Coast attorney Paul Minor and two former judges. A jury of eight women and four men was selected last week to hear the case.
Minor is accused of using contributions and loans to influence the decisions of then-circuit Judge John Whitfield and then-chancery Judge Wes Teel. All have maintained they are innocent.
A jury in August 2005 acquitted them on some corruption charges but did not agree unanimously on others.