Jonathan Bolar http://wwno.org en Ex-Gretna Councilman's Convictions Upheld http://wwno.org/post/ex-gretna-councilmans-convictions-upheld <p>A federal appeals court has upheld a former Gretna city councilman&#39;s convictions and prison sentence for taking money in exchange for his support of zoning variances. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Jonathan Bolar&#39;s argument that a jury didn&#39;t hear enough evidence to support his extortion convictions.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:39:58 +0000 The Associated Press 12987 at http://wwno.org