Burfoot’s attorney files appeal with 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Anthony Burfoot (Photo: Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The attorney for the former Norfolk city treasurer convicted of public corruption and perjury filed an appeal with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday.

Anthony Burfoot’s lawyer, Andrew Sacks, is appealing his client’s convictions and sentence.

Sacks and prosecutors have 14 days to file documents with the appellate court to continue the appeals process.

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Burfoot is currently serving a six-year sentence at United States Penitentiary Canaan in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

A judge ordered Burfoot to step down as city treasurer. Last week, James B. Oliver, Jr. — who was once city manager of Norfolk and Portsmouth — was appointed and sworn in as treasurer of Norfolk.

Burfoot has continually maintained his innocence.