Ex-Pa. Sen. Says Upcoming Corruption Trial Could Kill Him

Law360, Philadelphia (December 11, 2013, 5:16 PM EST) -- Raphael Musto, the 84-year-old former Pennsylvania state senator facing corruption charges for allegedly taking bribes to help obtain grants for construction projects, told a federal judge on Monday that the prospect of a multiweek trial combined with his frail health could be enough to kill him.

Musto argued that forcing him to stand trial as scheduled in January would violate his due process rights under the Fifth Amendment and his right to a fair trial under the Sixth Amendment because his failing health prevented him from...
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