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Former congressman seeks to delay prison term amid appeal

FILE - In a Dec. 12, 2016 file photo, former Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks from the federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Philadelphia. Fattah, set to start a 10-year prison term in Jan. 2017, has petitioned a U.S. appeals court to let him remain free while he appeals his racketeering conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime congressman set to start a 10-year prison term this month has petitioned a U.S. appeals court to let him remain free while he appeals his racketeering conviction.

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