2nd Circ. Affirms $1.7M Fraud Conviction Of NY Contractor

Law360, Los Angeles (October 31, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit refused to overturn the conviction of former New York City Department of Education contractor Willard “Ross” Lanham for skimming $1.7 million from city projects, shutting down on Wednesday his argument that he hadn't been given a fair trial.

The three-judge panel found the government had sufficient proof to demonstrate to the jury that Lanham had stolen federal money in an elaborate scheme of subcontracting and overcharging, rejecting Lanham’s claim that evidence left out of the record may have swayed the jury in his...
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