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Akiva Abraham attempts appeal in insurance fraud case

ALBANY, N.Y.  -- A man convicted in the aftermath of the arson that destroyed the Old Saratoga Winners Nightclub will attempt to appeal his case in New York's highest court.

The court of appeals will hear the arguments of Akiva Abraham on Tuesday. Three years ago, Abraham was sentenced to up to twelve years in prison for insurance fraud after the abandoned club burned down in 2009.

Prosecutors also charged him with arson, but the jury did not agree.

Abraham's appeal is based on a claim there's not enough evidence to prove the fraud. It was alleged he took out a large insurance policy on the building, shortly before it burned.

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