Pepper partner Frank Razzano, a partner in Pepper’s Washington office who focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, with a special emphasis on Securities & Exchange Commission enforcement, will moderate a panel entitled “Application of Honest Services Mail Fraud in the Private Sector” at the American Bar Association's 24th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime.
The honest services fraud statute was enacted by Congress in 1988 with virtually no legislative history. Since then, courts have struggled to define that statute by creating varying, contradictory and competing limitations. The Supreme Court has now taken cert in three cases – U.S. v. Black, U.S. v. Weyhrauch and Skilling v. U.S. Panelists will explore the various concepts involved and predict what may be expected from the Supreme Court.
In this podcast, Frank discusses how the theory of honest services fraud arose, what the courts have done in the last twenty years to interpret the statute and the three cases before the Supreme Court.
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