Monday, December 7, 2009

Bruno Convicted on Two Counts - Not Guilty on Five Counts

Nicholas Confessore, NYTimes, Bruno, Former Albany Leader, Convicted of Corruption; Irene Jay Liu, TimesUnion.com, Bruno convicted on 2 counts, not guilty on five

But the interesting question is what will happen in the next months regarding section 1346 of the mail/wire/other fraud statutes.  Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Black and Weyrauch, cases that look at different issues regarding this definition section - a statute that many argue provides little guidance to individuals is discerning what is legal and what is not.  Additionally, the Skilling case later this term also concerns section 1346. The bottom line is that although Bruno stands convicted of two counts, the case is far from over.

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