Federal Claims Nixed From Honest Services Fraud Case

Law360, New York (October 26, 2009, 3:18 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has found that the government wrongfully accused two former high-level officials of a Pennsylvania government-funded contracting agency of honest services fraud against the U.S. Navy, while upholding their convictions on honest services fraud charges against their former employers.

Because of the problems with the initial indictment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday vacated seven counts of the convictions of Lawrence McGeehan and Kathleen Haluska for defrauding a research project funded by the Navy and allowed six to...
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