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Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi’s appeal delays prison start

TUCSON, Ariz. — Ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi has filed an appeal that delays
the start of his three-year prison sentence on convictions of public corruption
and money laundering charges.

Renzi’s lawyers have filed a motion asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals to overturn a trial judge who refused to allow the former Republican
congressman to remain on bail while he appeals his convictions.

The filing automatically delayed Renzi’s surrender date, which had been set for
Monday after he previously won a week’s delay.

A court spokesman said a panel of judges will consider the motion after defense
and prosecution lawyers file legal briefs in the next several weeks.

Renzi represented Arizona’s 1st Congressional District from early 2003 until
early 2009.


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