Takeaways From 9th Circ. Nix of Ex-GOP Rep.'s Conviction


Matthew E. Sloan Khaled B. Abbas Or-el Vaknin

Partner Matthew Sloan and associates Khaled Abbas and Or-el Vaknin discuss a recent criminal case in which the Ninth Circuit reversed a former U.S. representative’s conviction for making false statements to federal agents. The authors point out that while the decision is fairly limited in scope, it signals that the Ninth Circuit will not hesitate to reign in aggressive attempts by the government to expand the reach of criminal prosecutions.