MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A man convicted of being involved in an illegal check-cashing scheme will not receive a new trial despite the claims of perjury from Nevin Shapiro, who was a witness in the case.
Shapiro is best known for being the disgraced and convicted Ponzi schemer who implicated the University of Miami in countless violations of NCAA rules.READ MORE: Teen Gymnast Reunites With Jackson Health Doctors Who Performed Life Changing Back Surgery
U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard ruled against imprisoned La Bamba check-cashing owner Juan Rene Cano. Nevin Shapiro had written the judge admitting he committed perjury while testifying during Cano’s trial. Cano’s lawyer says that raised questions about whether Cano received a fair trial.
Cano is serving an 18-year prison sentence for failure to properly report $132 million in transactions.READ MORE: T-Shirt Disrupts Jury Selection Process For Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Penalty Trial
Shapiro is also in prison, serving a 20-year sentence for his $930 million scam involving a grocery brokerage business.
The NCAA is investigating Shapiro’s claims he gave impermissible benefits to Miami athletes. The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions will make a ruling on the claims later this year.MORE NEWS: First Suspected Case Of Monkeypox In Broward, Warning Signs To Look For
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