Brazilian Lawmaker Can't Kick Charges Over $11.6M Scheme

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge on Wednesday refused to throw out an indictment against a Brazilian congressman and his son that accuses them of stealing $11.6 million from a public works project and hiding money from their kickbacks scheme in a New York bank account.

They claim the charges should be dropped because the district attorney violated their rights to a speedy trial by failing to declare his readiness for trial within the appropriate time limits, that he violated their due process rights by delaying the...
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