Friday, December 11, 2009

Fifth Circuit: Paul Minor Still Guilty

Per our post yesterday about Oliver Diaz defending the integrity of Paul Minor, Y'all Politics breaks the story that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals finds that Minor is still guilty.

Just a bit of an update here. Paul Quinn and Tom Freeland weigh in. Quinn says it just leads to more questions. But this is an important comment from Freeland:
1. Paul Minor bribed judges by guarantying loans for them and paying them off.

2. Paul Minor did not violate 18 USC §666, the federal program bribery statute.

As it stands now, Paul Minor’s conviction for bribery as a part of a mail fraud scheme still stands, so he in fact is still convicted of bribing a judge.

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