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New York federal prosecutors said Alan Kaufman, convicted for accepting illegal gratuities while he was CEO of Melrose Credit Union, should not be granted a new trial based on his claims of newly discovered evidence and asked a federal judge to issue an order for the former executive to begin his 46-month prison sentence.

Although he was ordered to report to prison on Nov. 30, 2021, Kaufman was allowed to remain free on bond pending an appeal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York affirmed his conviction, sentence and restitution order in February. In March, the appeals court notified U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who sentenced Kaufman, that his appeal had been denied, but Kaplan did not issue an order for Kaufman to report to prison.

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