Convicted Ponzi Schemer Loses Appeal In 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 7:14 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit has denied convicted Ponzi schemer Philip Barry's move to toss his 34 fraud convictions over alleged evidentiary errors during trial, finding that the evidence at issue didn't substantially influence the jury, according to a summary order filed Monday.

A three-judge panel found that an abundance of other damning evidence pointing to Barry's guilt rendered it unnecessary for the appeals court to address his challenge to the admission of testimony by certain former investors he said wasn't relevant to proving fraud. Barry was sentenced...
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