Fla. Port Official Asks High Court To Hear Bribery Appeal

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT) -- A former Florida port official convicted of taking $140,000 in bribes from a contractor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal, arguing that the honest services law remains too vague even after the landmark Skilling decision.

Former Jacksonville Port Authority board member Tony D. Nelson, who was convicted of taking money from port authority dredging contractor Subaqueous Services Inc., filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court Sept. 11. His lawyers argued that the law as is leaves part-time...
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