Monday, April 27, 2009

Cert petition denied for Sal Magluta

A reputed cocaine kingpin has lost his fight to reduce his 195-year prison term.
The Supreme Court, acting Monday, rejected an appeal from Salvador Magluta, who was convicted of laundering at least $730,000 in drug money and bribing a juror at an earlier trial. The federal appeals court in Atlanta threw out the bribery count, but otherwise upheld the lengthy sentence.
Magluta asked the high court to take his case to consider whether the government should have been barred from trying him again after a jury acquitted him in 1996 of charges based on the same conduct. He also disputed the sentence's length since the judge acknowledged he took into account money laundering charges on which the jury found Magluta not guilty.
The case is Magluta v. U.S., 08-731.

TalkLeft has coverage of the case here.


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Anonymous said...

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Fake Anonymous said...

I neither admit nor deny that I will continue to post comments on the blog. Making such a assertion at this time would be premature as there are definitely known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. Until we know more about the unknowns (both the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns), I cannot comment further.

Anonymous said...

David being a defense attorney I am interested in knowing your opinion on Sal Magluta? Are you sympathetic towards his case?