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Silver v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on January 16, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-562 2d. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether 18 U.S.C. § 1957 requires the government to trace funds in a transaction involving a withdrawal from a commingled account, precluding a conviction where the account contains sufficient clean funds to cover the transfer; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit contravened the Supreme Court's decisions in Sekhar v. United States and Skilling v. United States by finding sufficient evidence to support Petitioner's convictions for extortion and honest services fraud.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 11 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 13, 2017)
Nov 09 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 13, 2017.
Dec 13 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 22 2017Reply of petitioner Sheldon Silver filed.
Dec 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.
Jan 16 2018Petition DENIED.
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