Honest Services Cases (Skilling, Black, & Weyhrauch) - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 07-07-10 featuring John Shu

July 7, 2010

John Shu

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  Honest Services Cases (Skilling, Black, & Weyhrauch) - Post-Decision SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:11:31

John ShuOn June 24, 2010, the Supreme Court announced its decisions in three honest services fraud cases: Skilling v. United States, Black v. United States, and Weyrauch v. United States. The issues in these cases concerned the mail and wire fraud statutes, which make it a federal crime to use the mail or wires in furtherance of "any scheme or artifice to defraud." These cases also concern the honest services fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1346, which reads as follows: "For the purposes of this chapter, the term, 'scheme or artifice to defraud' includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services."

To discuss the decisions, we have John Shu, who is an attorney at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.

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Skilling v. United States - Opinion - June 24, 2010 (PDF)
Skilling v. United States - Oral Argument Transcript - March 1, 2010 (PDF)
Black v. United States - Opinion - June 24, 2010 (PDF)
Black v. United States - Oral Argument Transcript - December 8, 2009 (PDF)
Weyhrauch v. United States - Opinion - June 24, 2010 (PDF)
Weyhrauch v. United States - Oral Argument Transcript - December 8, 2009 (PDF)
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