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Criminal – Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine (access required)

Where a defendant sentenced to two years in prison for a weapons offense became a fugitive, there is a sufficient nexus between his appeal and his fugitive status to apply the Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine and dismiss his appeal, the Court of Appeals holds. The defendant contends the record does not indicate the Commonwealth has exhausted all ...

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