Ninth Circuit Vacates Convictions Premised on Improper Fraud Theory

Reuters Legal

Matthew E. Sloan Khaled B. Abbas

Partner Matthew Sloan and associates Matthew Tako and Khaled Abbas review the Ninth Circuit's recent decision in U.S. v. Yates, which continues a long pattern of cases that has reinforced that a federal fraud conviction cannot stand absent some proof by the government that obtaining property or money was the “object” of the alleged scheme.