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By Cathy Duchamp

Jury deliberations resume this morning in the theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon.

Jurors had the weekend off after two days of deliberations. Dixon is facing charges of theft, embezzlement and misconduct.

She's accused of going on a personal shopping spree with gift cards a developer donated to needy families. She's also charged with taking gift cards from a children's holiday event run by the city.

Attorneys for Dixon say she did not intend to steal because she thought the gift cards were given to her to use however she saw fit.

Dixon would be forced to leave office if she was found guilty on any of the charges.

The trial stems from a state investigation that began in 2006.

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