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Jury to deliberate for fifth day

4/15/2009

MIAMI -- Jury deliberations will stretch into a fifth day in the complex tax evasion case of Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves and two co-defendants.

The Miami jury finished work Wednesday without reaching a verdict.

U.S. District Judge Donald Graham gave them new definitions for some obscure areas of tax law.

The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, his sister-business manager Katiucia Castroneves and attorney Alan Miller face more than six years in prison if convicted of tax evasion and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say they set up a Panamanian shell company to hide Castroneves' income. Defense attorneys say they are innocent.

The 33-year-old Castroneves also won TV's "Dancing With The Stars" competition in 2007.