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Ex-Arizona Rep. Renzi set for release from prison Saturday

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Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is scheduled to be released from federal prison Saturday after serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions.

Rick RenziRenzi was convicted in 2013 of conspiring to use his congressional post to make companies buy his ex-business associate’s land so the associate could repay a debt to Renzi.

Prosecutors said Renzi looted a family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign, but he wasn’t convicted of illegally using money from the firm.

Renzi was convicted of filing false statements with regulators after failing to use premiums collected from nonprofit groups to buy policies.

Renzi represented Arizona’s 1st Congressional District from 2003 to 2009.

He didn’t seek re-election in 2008 while facing the charges.

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  1. Renzi’s appeal requesting a new trial based on the prosecution’s corruption, withholding exculpatory evidence and other things, will be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in March. He will be vindicated and the corrupt prosecutor and detectives will be prosecuted. I have been covering this case extensively as a former prosecutor and it was the most abusive case I have ever come across of a politician wrongly prosecuted. http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2016/11/29/new-ag-sessions-and-congress-must-investigate-doj-corruption-in-the-case-of-rep-rick-renzi-n2251888

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