MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t take up the case of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters.
In documents made public Tuesday, the nation’s highest court denied Petters’ request to review his 2009 conviction on charges he orchestrated a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 5 More Deaths Reported, With Hospitalizations Still Trending Up
This means the lower court decision upholding his conviction will stand.
Petters’ is currently serving a 50-year sentence at a federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan. He continues to proclaim his innocence.READ MORE: Overnight Shooting Leaves 3 Hurt In St. Paul; 1 Injured Man Arrested As Suspected Shooter
His attorneys had argued on appeal that the trial judge barred them from presenting evidence about the criminal past of key prosecution witness Larry Reynolds — who they say was the real mastermind of the scheme.
They also said Petters’ sentence was disproportionate to those of his counterparts.MORE NEWS: Eligible Minnesotans Can Now Submit Requests For $100 COVID Vaccine Reward: 'This Is The Time To Do It'
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