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Justices skeptical of law dealing in 'honest services'

...public or one's employer of "honest services" is a favorite of prosecutors...another of the intangible right of honest services." The most frequent complaint...inherently vague." To decide the honest-services law, the court has taken three...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121009/sta_534186806.shtml
Man convicted of fraud wins appeal

...tightened the type of fraud - called honest services fraud - to which Avery pleaded...Supreme Court decision said only honest services fraud that involved bribery or...guilty to wire fraud under the honest services theory, something that is no...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-20/man-convicted-fraud-wins-appeal
State
Avery again charged with bilking woman

...Avery, a former Anchorage and state of Alaska prosecutor, argued that he had pleaded guilty to wire fraud under the honest services theory, something that is no longer a crime. The circuit judges agreed and returned the case to federal court in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-18/avery-again-charged-bilking-woman
State
Corruption gets a break

...has limited the so-called "honest services" statute to fraud schemes involving...Over the past two decades, honest services fraud has applied widely to those...the current application of the honest services statute. The majority, including...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062810/opi_662574624.shtml
opinion
Corruption law challenged as vague

...convicted of what's known as honest-services fraud. Former Alaska state...of "the intangible right to honest services." "It causes fear. It causes...prosecutions - covered lost honest services. The mail and wire fraud laws...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091509/sta_493417877.shtml
High court reins in prosecutors' use of fraud law

...deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." In 2006, the FBI searched Weyhrauch...have their convictions stemming from "honest services" fraud overturned. The "honest services" law has been criticized by defense lawyers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062510/sta_661352646.shtml
state
The Bruce Weyhrauch story

...extortion, mail fraud, and honest services fraud. Weyhrauch fought back...and, as a result, the federal honest services law couldn't be used to charge...with defrauding Alaskans of his honest services. In the opinion in a related...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-05/bruce-weyhrauch-story
Opinion
Weyhrauch pleads guilty to working with unregistered lobbyists

...extortion, bribery, depravation of honest services and mail and wire fraud. Federal...charged on violations of the Honest Services Act, which says it is a crime...voters, and citizens of the honest services that they should be able to expect...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031511/sta_799763825.shtml
News
Feds to drop charges against Clark

...Skilling under the federal "honest services" statute, Clark's attorney...used what was known as the "honest services" charge against Clark, alleging...charges him with engaging in an honest services fraud scheme that falls outside...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101010/loc_718503334.shtml
News
Overcriminilization: traps for the innocent

...Until last June, the federal "honest services" fraud statute was also another...another of the intangible right of honest services," whatever that means. Violations...Thompson was charged with "honest services" fraud after she awarded a state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101710/opi_722318235.shtml
Opinion

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