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Minnesota filmmaker sentence appeal rejected

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota filmmaker sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in the Iowa Film Office scandal has been denied an appeal of her sentence by the Iowa Court of Appeals.

Wendy Weiner Runge claims the district court judge improperly considered comments she made in a blog during her trial. In the posts she criticized prosecutors and the judge and alleged the charges were the result of anti-Semitism.

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