US v. Bouchard

On July 7, 2016, the Second Circuit reversed convictions on three substantive counts of defrauding BNC Mortgage (“BNC”), finding that the defendant could not be convicted of making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution based on the federally...

McDonnell v. US

On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell on charges of honest services fraud and Hobbs Act extortion. The charges stemmed from the acceptance by McDonnell and his wife Maureen of $175,000 in...