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Supreme Court Limits Honest Services Fraud Law


In a June 24, 2010 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has limited the scope of the federal crime of “honest services” fraud. The case involving a private sector actor (former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling).

To avoid unconstitutional vagueness, the Court found that this special type of fraud should be limited to instances of bribery and kickbacks.  See court decision at right.  

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