DOJ Urges High Court Not To Hear Bribery Case

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 7:04 PM EST) -- U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a case from petitioners who claim the federal anti-bribery statutes that sent them to prison should require a clear quid pro quo for conviction.

If the federal law that bars state, local and tribal officials from accepting bribes was interpreted that way, eager contractors and corporations could lavish officials with gifts in the hopes of unspecified future payback, according to the DOJ’s respondent brief filed Friday in the U.S. Supreme Court....
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