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Gov't Misconduct Dooms Gambler's Conviction, 2nd Circ. Told

Law360, New York (January 12, 2018, 6:26 PM EST) -- Golf course developer, big-money sports gambler and convicted insider trader Billy Walters told the Second Circuit on Thursday that rampant misconduct by investigators building the case against him necessitates a post-hoc dismissal of the charges.

Walters was convicted of passing tips to Tom Davis, chairman of milk distribution giant Dean Foods. Davis turned cooperator — and, according to Walters, lied on the stand.

But even before that, he said in a reply brief, the case was irrevocably tainted by a high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation agent’s...
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