1st Circ. Says Appellant's Death Erases Conviction

By Brian Dowling (April 10, 2024, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit has vacated the stock fraud conviction of a biotech executive who died in prison, aligning itself with all the other federal circuits in adopting the longstanding principle that a defendant's death during a direct appeal of a conviction wipes out all the criminal proceedings from their inception....

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