Election Could Open Door For Honest Services Legislation

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year to curtail a law that banned secret self-dealing by public officials, lawmakers now see an election-year opportunity to push legislation that would resurrect the statute as public anger over financial fraud and corruption continues to erupt, experts say.

"There's no question in my mind, this kind of legislation... will pass." said David Deitch, a partner at Ifrah PLLC. "In an election year, who's going to vote against an anti-corruption statute?"

The U.S. Department of Justice has been urging...
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