- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former state House Democratic leader serving a prison term for corruption lost his latest appeal, but may have a won a reduction in the $136,000 he’s supposed to pay in restitution.

A three-judge panel of the state Superior Court ruled Friday that the judge at one of the two trials at which Mike Veon was convicted miscalculated how much Veon should pay.

The panel says the jury’s guilty verdicts failed to link money that the former Beaver County lawmaker was convicted of stealing to his former legislative offices in western Pennsylvania. The panel vacated six of the 10 restitution counts and sent the case back to Dauphin County Court for further action.

Veon’s lawyer, Joel Sansone, says he’s unsure whether his client will appeal the rest of the ruling.

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