7th Circ. Denies Fraudster Post-Skilling Relief

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 6:17 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit reinstated a fraud conviction Tuesday against an Illinois man sentenced to 14 years in prison for skimming more than $60 million from a variety of companies.

The U.S. Supreme Court had vacated Jack Hargrove’s sentence on honest services fraud and money fraud in June and remanded the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit with orders to review it in light of the high court’s decision in U.S. v. Skilling earlier that month.

The landmark Skilling decision drastically narrowed...
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