A federal jury on Friday evening found former Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila not guilty of corruption charges after deliberating for three and a half hours.

Acevedo Vila, 48, faced up to 20 years in prison on nine charges of illegal campaign contributions. Earlier this month, U.S. Judge Paul Barbadoro warned prosecutors that they had yet to provide enough evidence to prove that the former governor was aware of illegal donation schemes within his campaign.

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