Case Study: US V. Aleynikov

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- In February 2012, following oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a brief order reversing Sergey Aleynikov’s convictions for violating the National Stolen Property Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2314 (“NSPA”), and the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1832(b) (“EEA”), and stating a longer opinion would follow. In that promised opinion, which was issued in April, see United States v. Aleynikov, No. 11-1126 (2d Cir. April 11, 2012), the appeals court explained why Aleynikov did not commit the charged federal crimes,...
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