Feds Say NY Consultant Doesn't Deserve Retrial Over $2M Scam

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Former New York City Department of Education consultant Willard “Ross” Lanham is not entitled to a retrial for his conviction for skimming $1.7 million from city projects, federal prosecutors argued in a memorandum filed Monday.

Lanham was convicted on four counts of theft and fraud by a Manhattan jury in March. In response to the guilty verdict, his new attorney is arguing that the evidence heard was insufficient to produce the conviction and that he was denied effective assistance by the federal public defenders who handled...
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