DOJ Wants Ex-School Official's Plea Appeal Nixed

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 8:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday asked the Sixth Circuit to reject an appeal by a Michigan public school official convicted of rigging contract competition, arguing that he had competent attorneys and had missed his chance to contest a presentence report.

In a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the DOJ's Antitrust Division said that Douglas Benit’s belated attack on the factual findings in the presentence report on the grounds that he lacked adequate representation was both too little...
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