DOJ Wants Quick Action On New Honest Services Law

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A top law enforcer in the Obama administration on Tuesday urged Congress to quickly enact a replacement to the honest services fraud law killed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Skilling case.

The law as it stands has a hole that makes certain types of fraud unpunishable, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer told committee members on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

“Simply put, after Skilling the statute can no longer be used to prosecute undisclosed self-dealing, thereby, in our view, leaving...
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