Judge denies Medina’s request for a new trial

Leo Medina. (Photo from WPRI.com)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A judge has denied Leo Medina’s request for a new trial.

The former state representative from Providence was convicted earlier this month on one count of unlawful appropriation. Medina was also found not guilty for embezzling and obtaining money under false pretenses.

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

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

His bail was set at $10,000 with surety and was ordered to surrender his passport. Sentencing is scheduled for August 5.

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