Supreme Court Issues Ruling on “Theft of Honest Services” provision


After a long wait, the anticipation may have just begun. The Supreme Court has just issued a decision regarding the “theft of honest services” provision of federal law. This is the decision that Joe Bruno and his legal team have been waiting for and it may work in their favor.

The Supreme Court’s ruling does not strike down the law entirely, but does limit the law to bribery and kickbacks, charges that Bruno was not convicted of in his trial. This decision could have an effect on the trial of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling, too, as the charges brought against him were of the same nature addressed in the Supreme Court decision.

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