Ex-Rep. Renzi Loses Bid For New Trial In Corruption Case

Law360, Los Angeles (October 25, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Friday refused to let former Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., off the hook for his conviction on 17 corruption charges stemming from a deal to sell land to a mining company in exchange for favorable legislation, rejecting the disgraced congressman’s argument that there was insufficient evidence against him.

U.S. District Judge David C. Bury denied Renzi’s motions for acquittal and a new trial, unconvinced that the witnesses brought by the government in its case against the former representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional...
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