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Living in a Material World

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The Supreme Court has been busy taking away many of DOJ's favorite toys. The mail and wire fraud statutes, the honest services fraud statute, key statutes on bribery of federal and state/local officials--the government had used them for years as Swiss-Army knives of white collar crime enforcement, until the Court began imposing stricter limits on each of them. It may soon be the false statement statute's turn.

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