Lawyer bribes a juror

hugging in courtroom
Satisfied verdict

A mobster was on trial, facing a possible life sentence, but his lawyer bribed a juror to hold out for a lesser charge.

After hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict carrying a maximum of ten years in prison.

Afterward, the lawyer approached the juror.

“You had me so worried! When the jury was out so long, I was afraid you couldn’t pull it off.”

“I was worried too!” answered the juror.

“The others all wanted to free him!”