11th Circ. Clarifies Statute Of Limitations For Bribery

Law360, Los Angeles (June 19, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit upheld the convictions Wednesday of three Florida maintenance workers involved in an alleged pay-to-play conspiracy with two hospitals and ruled that a bribery scheme's five-year statute of limitations clock starts to tick when a bribe is paid, not when it's agreed upon.

One of the maintenance workers, Thomas Pacchioli, argued that the limitations period for his alleged crime should have begun when he agreed to the bribe five years before his 2011 indictment, thus barring his prosecution and rendering his two bribery convictions...
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