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Feds Mount Last-Ditch Effort To Save Boston City Hall Case

Law360, Boston (March 12, 2018, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors are set to mount a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to persuade a Massachusetts federal judge to rethink a jury instruction the government says makes it almost impossible to prove a pair of Boston City Hall aides committed Hobbs Act extortion by allegedly pressuring a music festival to hire unneeded union labor.

U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin agreed Monday to hear oral arguments Wednesday morning on an emergency motion from prosecutors expected to argue that the court's order requiring them to prove Boston tourism...
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