The lawyer for former SISO boss Morteza Jafarpour doesn’t think there will be an appeal of the fraud conviction against his client.
Dean Paquette says he doesn’t see any legal issues from the trial that would support an appeal.
He says the case was decided on facts and credibility.
The jury took about eight hours to find Jafarpour and former SISO Financial Director Robert Salama guilty of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars.
SISO was the settlement and integration organization for refugees and immigrants trying to start a new life in the area.
Most of it’s funding came from the federal government.
Sentencing is set for the end of the month.