Ex-Mayor Can't Shake All Fraud Convictions In 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district court's decision vacating guilty verdicts on several fraud counts against the ex-mayor of Lynwood, Calif., and two others, but refused to toss additional convictions in a city contracts scheme.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the lower court's ruling that tossed several honest services fraud convictions against former Mayor Paul H. Richards II, his sister Paula Cameo Harris and former Lynwood consultant Bevan Atlee Thomas under the standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 in the case of...
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