High Court Won't Disturb Ex-Fla. Official's Bribery Conviction

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 6:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a former Florida official’s appeal of his conviction for accepting $140,000 in illegal payments from a contractor, after the Eleventh Circuit found federal law clearly bars public officials from taking bribes.

As is customary, the high court denied former Jacksonville Port Authority board member Tony D. Nelson’s petition for a writ of certiorari without commenting on the matter.

Nelson was found guilty in May 2011 of 36 corruption charges stemming from his receipt of money from...
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