Wire fraud convictions vacated against Cecil Turner
By CHRIS DETTRO
THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
A federal judge has vacated the wire fraud convictions of Cecil Turner, the husband of Springfield Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, as a result of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in another case.
U.S. Judge Joe Billy McDade, in a Sept. 1 opinion, ordered Turner’s four wire fraud convictions vacated, but upheld his convictions on two counts of making false statements to investigators.
Doris Turner said she and her husband are excited about McDade’s opinion.
“It means an awful lot,” she said Friday, adding that Turner believes he’ll now be able to receive his state pension, although she’s heard opinions to the contrary.