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Scott Batterson bribery conviction upheld on appeal

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Former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member Scott Batterson‘s 2014 bribery conviction has been upheld on appeal. On Friday, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld the trial court conviction without comment. Batterson was convicted in a 2014 scandal in which he was seen as the linchpin of a pay-to-play deal at the expressway authority. The state had argued that Batterson tried to cut a deal with a contractor in exchange for the contractor hiring friends of his. On Oct.…

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