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Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC | USA | 13 Jul 2016

SCOTUS Quid Pro Quo Analysis in McDonnell May Broadly Affect Bribery & Insider Trading Prosecutions

Last month’s decision from the Supreme Court in McDonnell v. United States takes federal prosecutors to task for applying federal criminal corruption


Vedder Price PC | USA | 11 Aug 2010

Supreme Court limits scope of “honest services” statute

On June 24, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court pared down what has been commonly referred to as the “honest services” law, a federal criminal statute often used by federal prosecutors in corruption and fraud cases.


Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2010

United States Supreme Court limits scope of federal criminal "honest services" fraud statute

In Skilling v United States, 2010 WL 2518587 (US Jun 24, 2010), the United States Supreme Court significantly limited the scope of a criminal statute used frequently by federal prosecutors to criminalize a wide range of behavior by business executives and public officials.


Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2010

U.S. Supreme Court limits "honest services" prosecutions

In a post-Enron world, the reins have tightened on prosecutorial vigilantism.


Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2010

The Supreme Court constricts the scope of the “honest services” statute

In one of the most significant white-collar crime rulings in recent memory, the Supreme Court last Thursday in Skilling v. United States, 561 U.S. ___ (2010) (Case No. 08-1394) held that 18 U.S.C. 1346, the so-called “honest services” statute, covers only bribery and kickback schemes, considerably limiting the scope of the statute, which, for years, has been considered among the most powerful weapons available to federal prosecutors.

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