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Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Brian A. Jacobs Quoted in Law360

05.02.16

On May 2, 2016, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Brian A. Jacobs was quoted in a Law360 article entitled, “Attorneys React To High Court's Hobbs Act Extortion Ruling.” The article discusses the significance of the Supreme Court ruling that a Baltimore police officer was properly convicted of Hobbs Act extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion, upholding a key prosecutorial anti-corruption tool. According to Brian, “the opinion confirms that bribe-payors and bribe-payees alike may be prosecuted for conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act. This decision will become especially important if the court limits honest services fraud, as the court seemed prepared to do at last week’s argument in McDonnell v. U.S.”