Maltese thinks her conviction can be overturned

October 21, 2010 3:43:57 PM PDT
Former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese is reasonably confident her "honest services" conviction can be overturned.

The Supreme Court ruled the honest services doctrine is unconstitutional.

So, Thursday, her attorneys filed a legal document requesting Maltese's 2002 conviction be thrown out.

"From what I understand, the law is quite clear, that there has to be kickbacks or some type of that...which the government has admitted not only in closing argument but before the appellate that I did not benefit from this crime," said Maltese.

Maltese has maintained her innocence since she was arrested in 2001. She hopes to have the conviction overturned so she can regain custody of her daughter.


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