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Nacchio prison term delayed; tests show no cancer
The Associated Press
Denver Post
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Updated: 03/19/2009 11:59:19 AM MDT

DENVER Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio has been told he doesn't have skin cancer and doesn't have to report to prison Monday.  One of Nacchio's attorneys told a judge on Thursday that a biopsy showed a suspicious growth on Nacchio's leg is benign.

Also Thursday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger said Nacchio doesn't have to start his six-year term for insider trading on Monday as scheduled so she can reconsider his request to remain free on bail during an appeal to the Supreme Court.

Krieger didn't say when she would rule.  Nacchio's attorneys say they will formally appeal to the high court on Friday.