After his original conviction was tossed out, on Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against a Puerto Rican politician who had sought to avoid a second trial on corruption charges. The case involved a trip to Las Vegas to watch a boxing bout.
The decision was a setback to Hector Martinez Maldonado and businessman Juan Bravo Fernandez. Maldonado served in Puerto Rico's Senate from 2005 until his 2011 conviction. Fernandez is the former president of a private security company.