2nd Circ. Denies Harvey Newkirk's Motion For Bail

By Pete Brush (June 21, 2016, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Days away from entering federal prison, former Bryan Cave LLP transactional attorney Harvey Newkirk looked on calmly as a skeptical Second Circuit on Tuesday considered his motion for bail pending the appeal of his conviction over a fraudulent magazine acquisition bid. Late in the day his request was denied.

Convicted of wire fraud after a 2015 trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff and sentenced to six months in prison, Newkirk went before Judges Dennis Jacobs, Guido Calabresi and Reena Raggi on Tuesday in a bid to remain free pending the outcome of what his counsel called a meritorious appeal....

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