United States v. Keleher

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Memorandum of Law Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants.

Brief filed: 05/27/2020

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United States v. Keleher

U.S. Dist. Ct. for the D.P.R.; Case No. 3:19-cr-00431-PAD

Argument(s)

A government’s exercise of its contracting authority is not a cognizable form of “money or property” under the federal mail, wire, or program fraud statutes charged. NACDL expressed its interest in maintaining the necessary limits on the federal fraud statutes that the Supreme Court has imposed time and again. Reducing and resisting overcriminalization is a core issue for NACDL, and this case presents an issue squarely within that mandate.

Author(s)

Joshua L. Dratel, NACDL, New York, NY.

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