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US asks judge to send Turner to prison Says behavior in court ‘amplified the crimes’

US asks judge to send Turner to prison
Says behavior in court ‘amplified the crimes’

By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / January 22, 2011

Federal prosecutors urged a judge to send Chuck Turner to prison for a minimum of two years and nine months in a scathing sentencing memorandum that used the former Boston City Council member’s own words against him.

Arguing that grandstanding at rallies and in the media “amplified the crimes,’’ the six-page document quoted Turner 11 times. Turner described his prosecution as a “witch hunt,’’ called the US Constitution an “illegal document,’’ dismissed photographs of him accepting a $1,000 bribe as doctored, and argued that the government was trying to take him down because “they saw the power of communities of color rising up.’’

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