Justices To Mull Legal Advice As Property In Extortion Case

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 7:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear whether a lawyer's advice can be considered property in the context of extortion in the case of Giridhar Sekhar, a technology investment adviser challenging his attempted extortion conviction in New York.

The high court granted Sekhar's petition for writ of certiorari challenging the Second Circuit's June decision that upheld his conviction for threatening to reveal a former New York government employee's alleged extramarital affair if the employee didn't recommend Sekhar's firm for a lucrative investment on behalf of...
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