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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:56 AM

Ex-Sheriff Green faces 5 years in prison at sentencing

Former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green pleaded guilty to felony and conspiracy charges Tuesday, less than a week before a scheduled retrial on allegations that he steered contracts worth more than $35 million to a campaign contributor in exchange for $1 million in benefits over the span of nine years.

Just over a year ago, Green was acquitted on three of the five charges. The jury deadlocked on the two other charges.

On Wednesday, Green's lawyer, Peter J. Scuderi, said his client doubted he would be as successful in a retrial, which was scheduled to begin on Monday.

"The odds of that happening once in a federal court are unlikely," Scuderi said. "The odds of it happening again are even more distant."

Read more: https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/ex-sheriff-green-faces-years-in-prison-at-sentencing/article_a501a611-95cd-5cbd-bd74-2d99ff300645.html

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