US Wields Skilling In Exec’s 7th Circ. Bid-Rigging Fight

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT) -- The federal government urged the Seventh Circuit on Monday to uphold the bid-rigging conviction of a former Chicago contractor executive, arguing the U.S. Supreme Court's Skilling decision didn't require prosecutors to show a financial loss to prove mail and wire fraud.

Steven Fenzl, the former vice president and part-owner of the now-defunct Urban Services of America Inc., appealed his September 2010 conviction for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, arguing the government had to show the plot caused Chicago financial harm. The defendant maintained that...
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