Convicted Va. Lawmaker Doesn't Deserve New Trial: US

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal court should deny former state lawmaker Phillip A. Hamilton's motion for a new corruption trial, the U.S. government argued Monday, saying his claims that the trial violated marital privilege and that the jury received deficient instructions are bogus.

Hamilton, who served as a Republican in the Virginia House of Delegates, was convicted May 12 of bribery and extortion for funneling state money to Old Dominion University in exchange for a paid gig at the school. He subsequently filed motions for a new trial,...
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