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Jury Rules In Bribery Case Against Former Va. State Delegate

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Former Virginia Delegate Phil Hamilton represented the Newport News area for more than 20 years.
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Former Virginia Delegate Phil Hamilton represented the Newport News area for more than 20 years.

Original post: The bribery and extortion case against a former Virginia state delegate is in the hands of a jury in Richmond -- after closing arguments concluded earlier today.

Phillip Hamilton is accused of soliciting a job as director of a teacher training center at Old Dominion University while working to secure state funding for the project.

He sponsored a $500,000 budget amendment for the center in 2007, then worked as the center's director for two years.

Hamilton represented the Newport News area for more than 2 decades, and was vice chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee before losing his reelection bid in 2009.

A prosecutor argued the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, while a defense attorney told the jury the government did not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

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