The 11th Circuit last week threw out an 18-month prison sentence for former Georgia District Attorney Robert B. Ellis Jr. for lying to federal agents about an improper sexual relationship with a drug suspect. Issued just two days after oral argument, the appeals court ruling was based on an issue that Ellis' lawyer recalled barely came up during discussion. The court's decision said the sentence was vacated and remanded according to the U.S. Supreme Court's Booker decision.
11th Circuit Panel Kills Ex-DA's Sentence in Ethics Case
July 26, 2005
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