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Tey Tsun Hang v Public Prosecutor: former NUS Law professor acquitted of corruption charges on appeal

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Singapore
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  • April 22 2014

In a recent Magistrate's Appeal, the Singapore High Court overturned the conviction of former law professor Tey Tsun Hang ("Tey") after finding that

Civil False Claims Act: will the Supreme Court define “public disclosure” in False Claims Act litigation?

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2007

Close upon the heels of its landmark decision this term in United States ex rel. Stone v. Rockwell International Corp., 127 S. Ct. 1397 (U.S. 2007), where the Supreme Court discussed the limits of the "original source” exception to the public disclosure bar (see FraudMail Alert Nos. 07-03-27 and 07-04-11), the Court has indicated that it now may address another key term in this important jurisdictional issue: the proper definition of “public disclosure.”

Second Circuit reverses convictions in data-theft prosecution and narrowly interprets federal criminal statutes with important intellectual property implications

  • Foley Hoag LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2012

In February 2012, following oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a brief order reversing Sergey Aleynikov’s convictions for violating the National Stolen Property Act, 18 U.S.C. 2314 (“NSPA”), and the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. 1832(b) (“EEA”), and stating a longer opinion would follow

Airport shuttle company, real estate firms penalized for straw donor schemes in California

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2013

This past November, Go Lorrie, an airport shuttle company in San Francisco, and two of its executives pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 8 2014

Ohio statewide primary elections took place on May 6. Incumbent Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) and challenger David Pepper (D) were nominated

Osler’s insights on key developments in 2014 and their implications for Canadian business.

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 9 2014

Four securities regulatory developments in 2014 warrant special attention:The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) proposed a new “permitted bid”

Ninth Circuit joins other circuits in ruling that honest services fraud conviction of a public official does not require a violation of state law

  • Day Pitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2009

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the federal “honest services fraud” statute (18 U.S.C. 1346) establishes a uniform standard of conduct governing every public official nationwide and that the prosecution need not prove an independent violation of state law in order to secure a conviction

First Circuit limits the breadth of “honest services” fraud

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 12 2008

The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently gave further guidance and limitation to the definition of "honest services" fraud, a concept it acknowledged was "vague and undefined by the statute."

Ex-Istook aide pleads guilty to corruption charges

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2008

A former aide to retired Rep. Ernest Istook pleaded guilty on June 2, 2008, to a federal public corruption charge as part of the ongoing Jack Abramoff investigation

House of Lords upholds right of Serious Fraud Office to abandon its BAE bribery investigation

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 3 2008

It will be recalled that we reported earlier this year on the significant decision of the English High Court that the Serious Fraud Office had acted unlawfully in deciding on "public interest" grounds to discontinue its investigation into allegations of corruption against BAE Systems in relation to military aircraft contracts with Saudi Arabia