A federal appeals court has upheld the corruption conviction and three-year prison sentence of former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, rejecting his claim of a flawed verdict and an attempt by the government to vindictively punish him. In the decision handed down Wednesday by the First Circuit US Court of Appeals in Boston, the justices referenced Turner’s contention that he did not know he was handed $1,000, by an informant, during an exchange captured on video surveillance.
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