Case to defense in Medina embezzlement trial

Leo Medina. (Photo from

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The prosecution has wrapped up its embezzlement case against a former Rhode Island lawmaker.

Prosecutors say Leo Medina of Providence pocketed $28,000 from a life insurance policy on a friend’s daughter, who died in 2007.

The Providence Journal reports a member of the state police financial crimes unit testified about Medina’s bank records in an effort to show he took the money.

Medina served one term as a Democratic state representative from Providence. He lost his bid for a second term in 2012.

His trial will resume on Monday.

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