DC Circ. Urged To Toss Convictions In $2M USAID Fraud
By Brian Mahoney
Law360, Washington (October 16, 2013, 3:41 PM ET) -- Two former humanitarian workers sentenced to 142 months in prison asked the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to throw out their convictions for allegedly defrauding the federal government of $1.9 million through U.S. Agency for International Development-funded reconstruction projects in Liberia.
An attorney for Morris B. Fahnbulleh told a two-judge panel that a U.S. federal court erred in allowing the government to exclude time under the Speedy Trial Act, delaying the case for hundreds of days, allegedly without proper justification.