May 14, 2014 4:06 PM

Judge tosses Modesto businessman Katakis’ obstruction conviction

Saying a rational jury could not have found Modesto businessman Andrew Katakis guilty of destroying evidence to throw off investigators, a federal judge has thrown out Katakis’ March11 obstruction conviction. Katakis said he will seek a new trial to reverse a guilty verdict of rigging bids at public foreclosure auctions.

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