Appeals Court Orders New Trials in Rockhurst Bribery Case

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Tuesday, August 22 2006 Aug 22, 2006 Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:05:40 PM CDT August 22, 2006 in News
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A federal jury in 2004 convicted Richard Plaskett, Jr. and Anna Cacioppo of defrauding a union benefits fund by not reporting hours worked by non-union employees. U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner later tossed out the convictions against Plaskett and five of eleven convictions against Cacioppo, citing lack of evidence. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld Cacioppo's acquittal and ordered a new trial for her other six counts. The panel overturned Plaskett's acquittal, and ordered his case sent back to determine if he gets a new trial.

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