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Second Circuit – Bribery: United States v. Skelos

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Bribery Hobbs Act – As opportunity arises United States v. Skelos 18-3421(L) Judges Walker, Sack, and Carney Background: The defendants appealed from their multiple public corruption charges. They challenge the government’s reliance on the “as opportunities arise” theory of bribery and the jury instructions  given to the jury on the basis that ...