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A New York federal judge ruled that former Municipal Credit Union Board Chair and ex-state judge Sylvia Ash will not be allowed to remain free on bond while a U.S. Appeals Court decides her criminal conviction.

Ash, 64, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in April after a jury found her guilty  of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements to federal officers. She was acquitted on a second felony count of obstruction of justice. She also was ordered to pay an $80,000 fine.

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