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Lawyer for Sixto George vows to appeal conviction


Rafael Castro Lang, the defense attorney for convicted producer Sixto Jorge Díaz Colón, said he had expected a verdict of not guilty “because they didn’t prove the elements of the crime.”


By THE STAR STAFF


The defense attorney for convicted producer Sixto Jorge Díaz Colón, better known as Sixto George, Rafael Castro Lang, said following the federal trial that he will go to the appeals process before the First Circuit of Boston after his client was declared guilty Friday by a jury of extortion and obstruction of justice.


“I’m very disappointed,” Castro Lang said in statements to the press. “I thought he was going to be not guilty on all charges because they didn’t prove the elements of the crime. And obviously, this decision is going to be appealed because many errors occurred in the case, instructions that were not given, proof that they did not let me present.”


As for the determination of the jury, composed of six men and six women, Castro Lang said: “I do not know; that is, one never knows what factors can [influence a jury].”


Díaz Colón was found guilty of charge one, attempted extortion, a second charge, extortion, and a third charge, obstruction of justice.

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