3rd Circ. Affirms Conviction Of Pa. County Commissioners

Law360, Philadelphia (May 31, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday refused to overturn the convictions of two former Pennsylvania county commissioners found guilty in a bribery and extortion scheme in June 2011 after ruling that there was nothing improper about jury instructions and cross-examinations during trial.

A three-judge panel ruled that a judge properly instructed a jury that it could only convict former Lackawanna County Commissioner Anthony Munchak if there was evidence to show he accepted bribes in exchange for specific acts taken in his capacity as an elected official, rather...
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