2nd Circ. Grapples With Ex-NY Sen. Sampson's Convictions

By Jody Godoy (December 7, 2017, 5:17 PM EST) -- A Second Circuit panel appeared skeptical of arguments from both sides in appeals related to ex-New York State Senate Minority Leader John Sampson on Thursday, meaning the Brooklyn Democrat might not see his obstruction and lying convictions overturned or have to go to trial on revived embezzlement charges.

Sampson, an attorney, was initially accused of embezzling funds he was appointed to oversee as a referee in foreclosure cases in state court. The embezzlement charges were dismissed, however, and Sampson was convicted in 2015 of obstruction of justice and two counts of lying to federal investigators. Sampson argues on appeal that the...

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