Implications of ‘Countrywide’ for Mail and Wire Fraud Prosecutions


Implications of ‘Countrywide’ for Mail and Wire Fraud Prosecutions

New York Law Journal

In their White-Collar Crime column, Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack write that prosecutors tend to extend the reach of white-collar criminal statutes until the judiciary, at some point, pushes back. The Supreme Court’s vacating the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is the most recent high-profile example, but the government’s expansive interpretation of federal statutes was narrowed by judicial interpretation in the Second Circuit recently as well, in ‘United States ex rel. Edward O’Donnell v. Countrywide’.

Here: Implications of ‘Countrywide’ for Mail and Wire Fraud Prosecutions (PDF | 252.35 K)


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  1. mike Drouin
    July 18, 2016 at 8:01 AM — Reply

    what would the conditions be like in a ” Mob controlled System ” ? The Government could team up with the financial sector and confiscate the wealth that had built up in the private sector Mortgage Industry , breaking several categories of Law doing it , and the system would protect itself from prosecution while not affording the ” Protection of the Law “to the private sector / Homeowner !?!? Sounds about right !!!

  2. lvent
    July 17, 2016 at 2:50 AM — Reply

    Maybe it’s BIOMETRICS & government overreach that’s the real culprit behind everything.

    They’re so up in our business they’re like the hubble telescope & the reason why is recognition technology that reeks of tyranny.

  3. Ruthannearharttrummerttraci
    July 16, 2016 at 9:23 PM — Reply

    I was told statue of limitations however homeowners are still suffering credit destroyed lives destroyed sent measly checks u should all be ashamed

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