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Ex-Dem congressman seeks to delay start of prison term

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Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) — who is slated to start serving a 10-year prison sentence this month — wants to remain free while he appeals his racketeering conviction, the Associated Press reports.

The 60-year-old former House member said he thinks he can win a new trial, citing errors during his original five-defendant case and argues that his conviction may be overturned under a Supreme Court decision regarding former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell that narrowed the definition of bribery. – READ MORE

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