Convicted Ex-Congressman Tells 9th Circ. FBI Tainted Case

Law360, San Francisco (March 16, 2017, 10:41 PM EDT) -- Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday for a new trial, saying he recently learned the FBI had promised to pay a prosecution witness, tainting his conviction for corruption related to a land deal.

Renzi attorney Kelly Kramer of Mayer Brown LLP told the panel federal prosecutors hid that their witness, investor Philip Aries, had changed his account of a land deal and that agents had promise him as much as $25,000 for his cooperation.

Such information was material and would have...
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