Federal judges want to hear more from St. Croix radio station owner Jonathan Cohen about why he believes a gubernatorial pardon of his conviction for federal tax evasion should also excuse his court-ordered obligation to pay $892,402 in restitution.

U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David Porter issued an order June 18 requiring both parties to the appeal file briefs so the judges can further consider the merits of Cohen’s arguments.

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