11th Circuit Decision re Honest Services Fraud

In United States v. Nelson, 12-11066 (March 13, 2013), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the wire fraud conviction of a former member of the board of directors of the Jacksonville, Florida, port authority.  The case involved the payment by a port authority vendor to Tony Nelson for his lobbying efforts on behalf of […]

Supreme Court to Hear “Honest Services” Fraud Appeal

Convicted former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skillings has successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to hear the appeal of his conviction. A primary focus of his appeal will be an attack on those counts of conviction that arose from “honest services” fraud. His lawyers will undoubtedly argue that the language of the “honest services” statute […]