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Former Monroe City Councilman Seeks Release from Federal Prison

Former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore wants out of jail and federal prosecutors want him to stay.
Monroe -- Former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore wants out of jail and federal prosecutors want him to stay.

Gilmore has filed a motion that he be released from federal prison and that his prison sentence be put on hold pending the appeal of his conviction and sentence.

The motion was filed in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gilmore was found guilty in May and is serving a 24-month sentence at the Federal Prison Camp, Yankton in South Dakota.

Defense Attorney Charles Kincade wrote in the motion "Arthur Gilmore should remain free on bail while this court decides his appeal. Like other white-collar defendants accused for the first time of committing a crime who present substantial questions on appeal, Arthur Gilmore should be released on bail.”

Prosecutors say Gilmore still hasn't proven by clear and convincing evidence that his appeal would lead to a reversal, a new trial or a reduced sentenced, and that his motion for released should be denied.
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