A New Chapter In The Debate Over The 'Stealth Statute'

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- In recent years, the federal government has been increasingly active in prosecuting corruption at the local and state levels. This year alone, the U.S. Department of Justice has brought federal corruption charges against a New York state senator, the former mayor of New Orleans, and a D.C. council member. These cases often have one feature in common: the federal program bribery statute, 18 U.S.C. § 666.

Section 666 prohibits corrupt payments to influence or reward agents of entities receiving more than $10,000 in federal funds in...
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