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SCOTUS to Probe Limits of Federal Fraud Statutes



The Washington post reports that the Supreme Court will hear media mogul Conrad Black's appeal of his 2007 conviction for federal mail fraud and obstruction of justice. Black's attorney argues that there is no evidence that the executive compensation scheme deemed illegal in Black's case cost Hollinger, now re-named Sun-Times Media Group, any money. SCOTUS may take this opportunity to limit the exceptionally broad reach of the federal mail fraud law, which was originally intended primarily to limit political corruption.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
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