DC Circ. Urged To Toss Convictions In $2M USAID Fraud

Law360, Washington (October 16, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Two former humanitarian workers sentenced to 142 months in prison asked the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to throw out their convictions for allegedly defrauding the federal government of $1.9 million through U.S. Agency for International Development-funded reconstruction projects in Liberia.

An attorney for Morris B. Fahnbulleh told a two-judge panel that a U.S. federal court erred in allowing the government to exclude time under the Speedy Trial Act, delaying the case for hundreds of days, allegedly without proper justification.

Fahnbulleh was held in custody for 155...
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