John Burkoff on Upcoming Trial of Kenneth Konias: State or Federal?
Professor John Burkoff discussed how Kenneth Konias, accused of the murder of his fellow armored car gaurd and the theft of the $2.3 million cash load, could be tried in either state or federal court for the crimes. If one jurisdiction tried Konias and failed to win a conviction, the other could step in. Professor Burkoff explained that this would not constitute double jeopardy, because the federal and state governments are "two different sovereigns."
See the Post-Gazette article here.