Indicted Fla. Port Official Alleges Gov't Race Bias

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 9:02 PM EST) -- A former Jacksonville, Fla., port official accused of accepting more than $100,000 in bribes asked a court Friday to dismiss charges against him, claiming prosecutors deliberately targeted him because he was black.

Tony DeVaughan Nelson, a former Jacksonville Port Authority board member, told the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida that government attorneys manipulated evidence and withheld facts from a grand jury in an alleged “effort to indict a black board member.”

In a 54-page motion to dismiss, Nelson’s lawyer, Curtis Fallgatter of...
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USA v. Nelson et al


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3:10-cr-00023

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Florida Middle

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January 28, 2010

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