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Reuters: US Supreme Court Leans Toward Limiting Public Corruption Prosecutions

November 28, 2022

Arguments were given yesterday at the US Supreme Court in a case concerning the “right to control theory.” Louis Ciminelli is appealing bribery and fraud convictions after being found guilty of conspiring to rig bids in a US$1 billion initiative by former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to revitalize the city of Buffalo. Michael Dreeben, Ciminelli’s lawyer, argued that “prosecutors relied on an invalid legal theory of wire fraud that involved depriving a victim not of tangible property but of economically valuable information.”

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