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Attorney Steven Meshbesher pages through his client Mario Alvarado’s court file Monday. The 21-year-old was granted emergency release, over government objections, because of the COVID-19 crisis. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Federal inmate wins COVID-19 release

In what appears to be a Minnesota first, Judge Nancy E. Bresel overrules U.S. government objections in granting an emergency sentence reduction.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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