Friday, September 9, 2011

Government Successful in Yet Another Post-Skilling Case

In United States v. Langford, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals found sufficient evidence in reviewing a post-Skilling case. The court notes in this decision that "[w]e have not expressly explored at length what manner of concealment, if any, is necessary to prove honest services mail or wire fraud.  However, we have said that honest services fraud 'may be proved through the defendant's non-action or non-disclosure of material facts intended to create a false and fraudulent representation."(citations omitted).  There is also an interesting question of "in furtherance" here.

(esp)(w/ a hat tip to Linda Friedman Ramirez)

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