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Ex-Rep. Rick Renzi Asks To Remain Free On Bail During Appeal

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Renzi was sentenced in October to three years in prison on public corruption and other charges connected to a money-laundering scheme. He was covicted in June, but believes there's a strong chance that his appeal will lead to a new trial or less severe conviction, according to the AP.

Renzi, who served in Congress from 2003 until 2009, is slated to begin his prison sentence in January.