Attorneys for Wellington polo mogul John Goodman are intensifying their appeal of his conviction and 16-year prison sentence on DUI manslaughter charges, even as they fight to get the case returned to the trial court to argue accusations against the lead prosecutor in the case.
Defense attorneys Richard Strafer and Roy Black filed their final arguments on Goodman’s appeal Thursday as the case gears up for a possible oral argument and eventual ruling from Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal, which will ultimately decide whether Goodman’s complaints of bad court rulings and juror misconduct in his March 2012 trial are enough to throw out his conviction.
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