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John Burkoff on Upcoming Trial of Kenneth Konias: State or Federal?

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April 29, 2012

Professor John Burkoff discussed how Kenneth Konias, accused of the murder of his fellow armored car gaurd and the theft of the $2.3 million cash load, could be tried in either state or federal court for the crimes.  If one jurisdiction tried Konias and failed to win a conviction, the other could step in.  Professor Burkoff explained that this would not constitute double jeopardy, because the federal and state governments are "two different sovereigns."

 

See the Post-Gazette article here.  

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