JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It took the jury two days to convict former JAXPORT vice-chairman Tony Nelson.
The guilty verdict came down around lunchtime on Friday.
Nelson is with his family and not available for comment. But his attorney, Curtis Fallgatter, says he and Nelson are in disbelief.
"We're both just in shock. Just didn't see it coming. We thought the trial had gone very well. We thought we'd done a good job communicating the truth of his services to the Port," said Fallgatter.
Nelson was found guilty on 36 corruption-related charges, including bribery, mail fraud, money laundering and lying to the FBI.
The US Attorney's Office says Nelson demanded and accepted $143,500 in bribes between August 2006 and March 2008.