Judge denies Jon Woods' request to be free pending appeal

Judge Timothy Brooks has rejected former state Sen. Jon Woods' request that he be allowed to remain free pending appeal of his public corruption conviction to the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.Woods' filed notice last week of appeal of his conviction in a kickback scheme with Eccelsia College and others and a 220-month federal sentence. He also asked for release while the appeal pends. The government hasn't responded, but Brooks said he was sufficiently familiar with the facts and law...

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