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DOJ Adds Five New Charges Against Ex-Rep. Renzi

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The government added a conspiracy to commit insurance fraud charge to the indictment. Explaining the charge, the government argued that Renzi, co-defendant Dwayne Lequire and others willfully embezzled funds and premiums from a risk retention company called Spirit Mountain to pay Renzi's "substantial personal expenses."

A superseding indictment was filed in late September.

Renzi's trial was supposed to begin last month but has been stuck in pretrial wrangling.