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Puracal gets hearing to appeal conviction

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:32 am |
August 8, 2012 10:34 am

The public relations firm representing Jason Puracal reports that the Nicaraguan courts have suddenly reversed course and will grant an appeals hearing on Puracal’s conviction.

The five-day hearing is set to begin on August 16, the PR firm says.

Puracal, a former Foss High School honor student, was found guilty of drug and money-laundering charges in Nicaragua last year and was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Puracal’s family and local supporters claim he is innocent and have been fighting to get him freed.

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