Cahill says he feels vindicated after mistrial

Posted: 12/12/12 at 6:20 pm EST      Last Updated: 12/12/12 at 10:41 pm EST

BOSTON (WHDH) -- Former Massachusetts treasurer Tim Cahill said he feels vindicated by the jury who spent over 40 hours deliberating the conspiracy charges against him.

Cahill said his faith has been restored in the justice system.

Cahill’s case was declared a mistrial by the judge on Wednesday. After seven days of deliberations the jury remained deadlocked.

“There’s no question that the last two years have taken a lot out of this family, but we have persevered all the way through and I couldn’t have done it without them,” said Cahill.

The 54 year old faced prison if he was convicted. He hugged his family and thanked the jurors for their hard work, which one of them said was never contentious, they just couldn’t agree on a complicated law.

“It felt like the Commonwealth didn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt the required things they had to prove,” said a juror.

The Commonwealth had to prove Cahill used taxpayer money to run an ad that could have propped up his sagging campaign for governor in 2010. His lawyers said the case should never have been brought to trial.

“To criminalize this kind of behavior in the context this case was in, as far as [we’re] concerned, it probably was a bad call,” said defense attorney Jeffrey Denner.

Cahill’s wife said she is not bitter and believes we are all a product of our actions.

“The attorney general’s office will reap what it sows and if people feel like she did what she should have done then she’ll see that and if they feel like she shouldn’t have pursued that case then she’ll feel that, too,” said Tina Cahill, Tim Cahill’s wife.

Cahill said the government spent two years and spared no expense trying to convict him, which it did not do.

Cahill says he feels vindicated after mistrial

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