Acquittal Doesn't Equate To Innocence, 7th Circ. Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday said its acquittal of a man who allegedly tried to export military-style rifle scopes without a license didn't amount to a holding that he was innocent when it overturned the conviction for which he served 23 months in prison.

A three-judge panel said that a Wisconsin federal judge erroneously interpreted the appeals court's decision as implying that Doli Syarief Pulungan didn't commit a crime and used that a basis for granting him a certificate of innocence, through which he could seek...
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