Ex-Pa. Speaker Loses Bid For New Trial Over Campaign Work

Law360, Philadelphia (August 27, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Former Pennsylvania House Speaker Bill DeWeese, who is currently in prison after his February conviction on charges that he directed his staff to do political work on state time, will not get a second shot at a trial, a state judge ruled on Thursday.

DeWeese, a Greene County Democrat who is serving between 2 1/2 and five years in state prison, had asked Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Todd Hoover for a retrial and a sentence modification, arguing that his defense had not...
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