No New Bribery Trial For Ex-Fla. Port Official: Judge

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a former Jacksonville, Fla., port official's post-verdict bids for acquittal and a new trial over $140,000 he allegedly took in bribes, ruling a jury acted reasonably in determining a dredging contractor had bribed him.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan said former Jacksonville Port Authority board member Tony D. Nelson had argued many of the same points he made in the post-verdict motions during the trial. While the judge admitted the evidence that Nelson illegally favored the dredging contractor, Subaqueous...
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