On the seventh day of deliberations in the bribery trial for Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and three businessmen, jurors said they were deadlocked, but the judge presiding in the case ordered them to continue to press on.

It was the second time that jurors have reported a logjam in deliberations for the complex trial, in which four defendants face 17 counts related to alleged pay-to-play schemes in which Percoco is accused of using his position to help his co-defendants secure government contracts.