9th Circ. Pares Convictions In Calif. City Corruption Case

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday reversed some of the convictions of Albert Robles — the imprisoned former treasurer of South Gate, Calif. — and his associate over Robles’ bribery scheme with city contractors, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Skilling v. United States, which narrowed the scope of honest services fraud.

A three-judge panel reversed the honest services fraud conviction against Robles and his friend George Garrido from 2005, ruling that the Supreme Court's June 2010 decision in Skilling prevents such a finding based on...
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