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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.


Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 7 Jul 2010

Supreme Court narrows honest services fraud statute in appeal of DOJ's blockbuster corporate fraud conviction: United States v. Skilling

On June 24, 2010, six Justices of the US Supreme Court defied the predictions of some court watchers by saving the so-called honest services fraud statute, 18 USC 1346 (Section 1346), from constitutional infirmity by narrowing its breadth to proscribe only bribes and kickbacks.


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2010

Supreme Court limits scope of wire and mail fraud in Skilling v. United States

The Supreme Court last week, in the case of Skilling v United States and two companion cases, severely curtailed the reach of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes by confining the "intangible right of honest services" to only those schemes that involve bribes or kickbacks.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2010

Honest services fraud - the Supreme Court whittles away prosecutors' big stick

The Supreme Court has issued three opinions substantially limiting the breadth of "honest-services" fraud under 18 U.S.C. 1346.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2010

The United States Supreme Court scales back use of the “honest services” law to prosecute corporate corruption

On June 24, 2010, in a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that 18 U.S.C. 1346 (“Section 1346”), also known as the "honest services" statute, can be used only to prosecute fraud involving bribery or kickbacks.


Morgan Lewis | USA | 28 Jun 2010

Honest services fraud disarmament: Supreme Court dismantles government’s prosecution arsenal by limiting application of statute

On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in three significant cases involving honest services fraud under 18 U.S.C. 1346, which purported to criminalize behavior that deprives another of “the intangible right of honest services.”


Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 25 Jun 2010

Supreme Court pares back reach of “honest services” fraud statute

On June 24, 2010, the Supreme Court issued three important decisions regarding 18 U.S.C. 1346, the federal statute that criminalizes “a scheme or artifice to defraud another of the intangible right of honest services.”


Venable LLP | USA | 24 Jun 2010

Supreme Court rules on honest services fraud: its decisions clarify and simply compliance for government contractors

The Supreme Court today handed down opinions in three cases involving challenges to convictions under the Honest Services Fraud corollary to the mail and wire fraud statutes.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA, France | 22 Jan 2010

French Supreme Court limits the scope of the whistleblowing processes

The implementation of codes of conduct and whistleblowing systems is expanding at the international level.

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