Redknapp jury finishes first day of deliberations

ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer Published:

LONDON (AP) -- The jury in Harry Redknapp's tax evasion trial has been sent home for the night after starting to consider verdicts.

Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, is accused along with Milan Mandaric, his former chairman at Portsmouth, of concealing $295,000 of transfer bonuses in a Monaco bank account to avoid paying taxes in Britain at times from 2002-08.

On the 12th day of the trial, the jury spent three-and-a-half hours deliberating after retiring to consider a verdict at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Judge Anthony Leonard told the eight men and four women of the jury that despite Redknapp and Mandaric being well-known personalities, "there are no special rules you will attach to them as a result."