In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Water Under the Bridgegate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kelly v. United States to overturn the fraud convictions of two members of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration — and the implications of that decision on the future of public corruption prosecutions.
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
Kelly v. United States (2020), the unanimous Supreme Court decision overturning the convictions of former NJ Governor Chris Christie’s associates for their roles in Bridgegate
McDonnell v. United States (2015), Supreme Court precedent which narrowed the legal definition of public corruption
Skilling v. United States (2009), the Supreme Court case concerning the Enron scandal which significantly curtailed the scope of the “honest services” fraud statute
18 U.S. Code § 1343, Fraud by wire, radio, or television
18 U.S. Code § 666, Theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds
18 U.S. Code § 241, Conspiracy against rights
Doing Justice, Preet’s book, in which he discusses prosecuting bad behavior under imperfect statutes
President Trump’s tweet congratulating Chris Christie on the Kelly decision, 5/7/20
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