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3rd Circ. Frees Ex-Norris McLaughlin Atty For Bribery Appeal

Law360 (August 31, 2018, 9:55 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday granted an ex-Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA partner’s bid to be released while he appeals his conviction and 27-month sentence for attempting to land legal work for his firm with promises of campaign contributions to the now-convicted mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In a one-paragraph order, Circuit Judges Theodore A. McKee and Thomas I. Vanaskie granted Scott Allinson’s motion to throw out a trial judge’s decision that forced him to immediately report to prison following his sentencing hearing at the end of June.

The two appellate judges simply stated that the motion for release pending appeal is...

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

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2864 S.S.I.D. 

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July 10, 2018

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