The federal fraud trial of former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan will have a third day of jury deliberations.
The jury was granted a request to be dismissed for the day Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The jury, which has been deliberating for 9 hours since Wednesday, will re-convene Friday morning at U.S. District Court in Athens. They were seeking more evidence information.
Donnan, Georgia’s head coach from 1996-2000, is facing 41 criminal counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. If convicted, Donnan, 69, faces a lengthy sentence.
Donnan and Ohio businessman Gregory Crabtree were accused of conspiring to scam investors, many of who are Athens residents or prominent sports figures, out of $80 million. Crabtree pleaded guilty last month to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud.
Donnan pleaded not guilty, saying he did not mean to intentionally mislead investors.
Prosecutors allege Donnan and Crabtree operated a scheme through a closeout-merchandise company called GLC Limited and used money from new investors to pay bills and some investors.
The indictment said investors were not given much information on the company, nor updated on financial problems GLC was having.
GLC filed for bankruptcy in 2011, as did Donnan.