Ex-Fla. Port Official Fights Corruption Verdict

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT) -- An ex-Jacksonville, Fla., port official convicted of taking more than $140,000 in bribes asked a federal judge on Monday to acquit him despite a jury's guilty verdict, asserting there was no evidence he had been bribed by a dredging contractor.

Tony D. Nelson, a former Jacksonville Port Authority board member, claimed that the dredging contractor, Subaqueous Services Inc., had hired him as a legitimate consultant, and that there was no proof of an agreement to accept bribes.

“At no time was there ever a discussion that...
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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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