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High Court Vacates Ex-Va. Gov.'s Corruption Conviction

Law360, New York (June 27, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday, rebuffing the government's broad definition of an official act that can support a bribery charge.

In a unanimous decision, the high court said that an official act is a decision or action that must involve a formal exercise of governmental power, and has to be something specific that is pending or may be brought before a public official. Arranging a meeting, talking to another government official or organizing...
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