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The Nation

The jury in the Bess Myerson alimony-fixing trial asked to rehear testimony concerning statements in which the retired judge charged in the case said she was certain her daughter would get a city job. The jury ended its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict and was directed to return to U.S. District Court in Manhattan today to resume its consideration of the case. Myerson, 64, is on trial with her boyfriend, Carl (Andy) Capasso, 43, and retired state Supreme Court Justice Hortense W. Gabel, 76, who handled alimony aspects of Capasso’s 1982 divorce case. Myerson, the 1945 Miss America and the city’s former cultural affairs commissioner, is accused of hiring Gabel’s emotionally troubled daughter, Sukhreet, for a $19,000-a-year city job to influence Gabel’s rulings in the Capasso divorce.


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