Dr. Roy S Shelburne and dental student (VCU) son Ross
In a stunning decision, a federal judge today vacated all seven jury convictions of a Pennington Gap, Va., dentist for money laundering.
James P. Jones, chief judge for the Western District of Virginia, upheld three convictions of Roy Shelburne for racketeering, structuring a financial transaction and defrauding Medicaid.
Jonesâ€™ opinion filed today pointedly rejected the governmentâ€™s construction of the money laundering statute, which the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted last month, and highlighted the complexity of the case by setting aside seven of the juryâ€™s convictions.
Dr. Shelburne will be sentenced on the remaining three convictions on July 10. Obviously a United States Supreme Court decision on June 2nd affected the law in this case.
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