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News Release
U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island

January 14, 2013


U.S.Supreme Court Denies Writ in Matter of Jason Pleau

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied petitions for writs of certiorari filed by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and defendant Jason Wayne Pleau. This means that the Supreme Court has refused to consider the Governor’s and Pleau’s challenge to the earlier en banc decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, requiring that the state surrender custody of Pleau for trial on pending federal charges.

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha commented, “I am obviously pleased with the decision of the United States Supreme Court not to review the First Circuit’s entirely correct ruling requiring the State of Rhode Island to surrender custody of Mr. Pleau to the United States for trial in federal court. As we have been since September of 2010, we are prepared to move ahead with this case immediately and without delay.”



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