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Bishop's Perspective: Before I die... you can taken nothing of what you have received, but only what you have a given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage."From my perspective, true peace and joy are always found in the sacrificial...
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...
Outside editorial: Supreme Court just says no to bribery

...Enron Corp., it narrowed the definition of a law making it a crime to "deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." The justices ruled that the law could be used only against defendants who had taken part in bribes or kickbacks...
Clark to seek return of law license

...dismissal of the charge against Clark being dismissed as a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer gutted the "honest services" criminal statute under which he was convicted. A federal judge must still act to drop the charge, but that's...
Charges against Clark formally dropped

...public officials in the state. Federal public integrity prosecutors charged Clark with depriving the public of his "honest services" with those actions, but the nation's highest court said that was not an appropriate use of that statute. With...
Former Alaska congressional aide to be sentenced

...10,000 in cash. Zachares pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud for failing in his duty to give Congress his honest services. He has asked for mercy so that he could continue to support his family. He has surrendered his law license and...
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...
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...
Weyhrauch plans defense strategy

...conflict of interest. That gave rise to the charge of "honest services fraud" against Weyhrauch, one of seven counts so - the public official can be found guilty of honest services fraud," prosecutors said. That holds true whether...
Weyhrauch trial delayed

...Bottini argued that the two had violated federal "honest services" law by depriving the public of unbiased representation...Weyhrauch each violated their respective duties of honest services by knowingly concealing their respective conflicts...


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