Supreme Court Upholds Honest Services Fraud, but Vacates Skillings Conviction

In a much anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the “honest services” theory of mail fraud and wire fraud prosecutions. However, in doing so, the Court vacated the conviction of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skillings. The Skillings case was remanded to a lower court for further proceedings. The Justice Department […]