AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal jury is deliberating for a second day in the case against five men charged with using a race horse breeding operation to launder drug cartel money.
Jurors continued deliberating Thursday after spending about two hours the day before on a judgment. The deliberations began after prosecutors and defense attorneys gave closing arguments Wednesday in Austin.
Investigators say the case centers on Jose Trevino Morales, who's a brother of two reputed Zeta leaders in Mexico.
The defendants are charged with money laundering conspiracy related to operations of a horse ranch near Lexington, Okla. Prosecutors say ranch operators went through $16 million in horse-related expenses in 30 months.