- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A state appeals court has thrown out nine of 12 pimping convictions of a former Southern California school board member, but his prison term remains the same.

The 4th District Court of Appeal found Monday that only three of the pimping charges against 44-year-old Mike Rios were valid. That’s one count for each of the women involved. The court found that pimping is a “continuous offense” and Rios couldn’t be found guilty of multiple counts for the same women.

But his lawyer John Schuck tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1zQwyAC) that because Rios is serving his sentences concurrently, his 14 year, four-month term in prison won’t be reduced.

Schuck says Rios is getting a “raw deal” and plans to appeal further.

The appeals court upheld Rios’s pandering and insurance fraud convictions.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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