New York (July 12, 2004) -- A day after his father and brother were convicted by a Manhattan jury, a federal judge declared a mistrial on 17 fraud charges against former Adelphia Communications Corp. vice president Michael Rigas, according to published reports.

Judge Leonard B. Sand had ordered jurors to continue deliberations on Friday on the 15 securities fraud and two bank fraud charges against Michael Rigas, but jurors couldn't break the two-day deadlock, Bloomberg reported. A day earlier, Michael Rigas was acquitted of conspiracy and wire-fraud charges.

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