Judge Rejects COA Bid In Appeal Of Ponzi Scheme Conviction

(December 21, 2018, 2:52 PM EST) -- ATLANTA — An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals judge on Dec. 19 denied a prisoner’s request for a certificate of appealability (COA) of a federal district court’s denial of his motion to vacate his conviction for conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in connection with his role in a Ponzi scheme, ruling that his claims are procedurally barred (David Petersen v. United States, No. 18-12803, 11th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 35834)....

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