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Kickbacks? Nah, just ‘failures to disclose,’ Newell’s attorney says

by George Bennett | November 18th, 2010


Disgraced former Palm Beach County Commissioner Warren Newell wants his conviction for honest services fraud tossed because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that only those who take kickbacks or bribes can be charged with that felony.

Prosecutors say Newell indeed took kickbacks, such as the $346,000 he got for a vote that helped his former business associate get a lucrative deal for Palm Beach Aggregates.


“These are not kickbacks,” Newell attorney Bruce Rogow argued. “These are failures to disclose.”

Read our Jane Musgrave’s complete story here.

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4 Responses to “Kickbacks? Nah, just ‘failures to disclose,’ Newell’s attorney says”

  1. Zagare Says:

    Hey Rogow -

    If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck……

  2. feizylawoffice Says:

    Personal injury lawyer is always with you when you got a problem in personal injuries.

  3. Max Weinberg Says:

    Yeah, right… pull the other one.

  4. Keturah Alipio Says:

    I’m not capable of see this website properly on my telephone :(

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