McDonnell Can't Void Ex-Rep. Fattah's Conviction, Feds Say

Law360, Philadelphia (October 12, 2017, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors are pushing the Third Circuit to reject arguments that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in the so-called McDonnell case, which limited what can be considered an "official act" from a government official sufficient to support a bribery charge, should upend former Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption conviction.

Fattah is looking to dodge his conviction on grounds that the acts he was accused of carrying out in exchange for gifts from a former Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP government affairs specialist, including pushing for...
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