Citing Skilling, 2nd Circ. Orders Retrial For Ex-NY Pol

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 5:33 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday vacated former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno's conviction and remanded the case for a retrial under the new limited scope of the honest services statute.

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling, which limited the statute to bribery and kickbacks cases, the three-judge appeals court panel said Bruno's conviction could not stand under the new standard, but that prosecutors had presented enough evidence that they could win post-Skilling to...
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