High Court Rebuffs $60M Fraudster’s Post-Skilling Appeal

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 2:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider overturning an ex-title insurance company executive's conviction for skimming more than $60 million in customer money, despite previously vacating the conviction after U.S. v. Skilling.

The high court had vacated Jack Hargrove’s sentence for honest services fraud and money fraud in June 2010 and remanded the case to the Seventh Circuit with orders to review it in light of Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Skilling earlier that month.

The Skilling decision drastically narrowed the scope of...
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