Anthony Burfoot's attorney files motion for new trial

13News Now Marcella Robertson has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot has officially filed a motion for a new trial.

According to Burfoot's attorney Andrew Sacks, the motion claims jurors did not follow instructions and did not properly review evidence before reaching a verdict.

Burfoot was accused of receiving at least $475,000 in bribes and kickbacks between 2005 and 2011. Prior to being the city treasurer, Burfoot served as Norfolk's vice mayor and was also a city councilman.

Last month, Burfoot was found guilty of six counts of federal corruption.

Burfoot was facing eight total charges, including:

  • Conspiracy to commit honest Services Wire Fraud: Guilty
  • Honest services Wire Fraud: Guilty
  • Conspiracy to obtain Property under Color of Official right: Guilty
  • Obtaining property under color of official right: Guilty

Burfoot was also facing four charges of perjury, but was only found guilty of two of those charges. He could now face up to over 50 years in prison.

The motions filed by Andrew Sacks are as follows:

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