“Particularly vague” honest services fraud law update

The Times reports on the long-standing controversy over the honest services fraud law.

The “honest services” law, Justice Scalia explained, says that “officeholders and employees owe a duty to act only in the best interests of their constituents and employers.” Carried to its logical extreme, he said, “it would seemingly cover a salaried employee’s phoning in sick to go to a ballgame.”

The ABA has an interesting article on the law here:  “You May Already Be Guilty!

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