Cantrell Loses Appeal Of Honest Services Conviction

Law360, New York (August 13, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the honest services fraud convictions of Robert J. Cantrell, a former municipal employee in Indiana who was found guilty in 2008 of taking kickbacks from a contractor in exchange for steering work to the company.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld Cantrell's convictions Wednesday on four counts of honest services fraud, saying the charge was appropriate despite a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court scaling back the kinds of cases to...
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