DANIEL CASTRO wasn't lying.
The former Philadelphia police inspector, who was sentenced in October 2011 to five years in prison on a federal extortion conviction and for lying to the FBI, will be resentenced after an appeals court threw out the conviction of making false statements.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit sent Castro's case back to the lower district court Wednesday.
"The evidence showed that he was not guilty of that charge," said Peter Goldberger, Castro's appeal attorney. Goldberger said a new sentence could be lower than the original, which was more than federal prosecutors asked for at the time.