A federal jury on Thursday acquitted one former Ron Paul presidential staffer but convicted another regarding a false record.
Jurors acquitted formerRon Paul campaign chair Jesse Benton of a single count of lying to FBI agents.
Former deputy campaign manager Dimitri Kesari was found guilty of causing a false record.
The two had been charged in a purported scheme to pay a former Iowa state senator $73,000 for his endorsement.
UPDATE (via WaPo)
"God is great," Benton told Des Moines Register reporter Grant Rodgers as he left the Southern District of Iowa federal courthouse today. "It feels good." Asked for further reaction by The Washington Post, Benton repeated himself: "God is great."
"I am happy that justice has been served," Rand Paul said in a statement.
The jury remained deadlocked on three other counts, giving federal prosecutors 10 days to determine whether to seek a new trial.