The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The Law and Legal Strategies
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The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption, authored by Peter J. Henning with original co-author Lee J. Radek is the first comprehensive, practice-oriented treatment of the law of public corruption in the U.S. legal market.
The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption provides a thorough legal analysis of the disparate areas of the law that can be used to prosecute public officials at all levels of government. This unique publication discusses how counsel can develop appropriate legal strategies for prosecuting and defending these cases. Many essential topics are addressed with the practitioner in mind, including: evidence gathering; privilege; trial issues; and sentencing.
• Supplies practitioners with a comprehensive treatment of the law surrounding prosecution of public corruption.
• Provides practitioners with an easy-to-read foundational understanding, including key concepts and a systematic treatment of the law.
• Written by public corruption law specialists with a wealth of experience in practice, academia, and the federal government.
"This is a must read for every white collar lawyer. It is both analytical and practical and reflects the many years of experience of the authors."
-- Robert Bennett, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
"This book is essential for prosecutors and defense counsel who try public corruption cases. It covers all the bases. It is well written, deeply researched and dissects all statutes that could be utilized in such prosecutions. Not only does it set forth the elements of the offenses, it discloses appropriate legal and factual defenses. One should not prosecute or defend a public corruption case without reference to this excellent text."
-- Plato Cacheris, Member, Trout Cacheris PLLC
"Peter Henning and Lee Radek have written a comprehensive, incisive, authoritative guide on public corruption law that is an invaluable resource for white collar defense counsel and prosecutors alike. Radek and Henning are highly experienced in the field, and their experience is apparent in the analyses and observations that the book contains. The book advances legal scholarship and serves as a much-needed reference on the law of public corruption."
-- Roger Zuckerman, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
"In Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption, Henning and Radek employ knowledge and expertise gained over their extensive careers to analyze the many different federal statutes used to prosecute corrupt public officials holding federal, state, and local positions...the book is unique in both its content and its perspective...Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption is the only title analyzing the federal law on public corruption from the viewpoint of practicing attorneys. Accordingly, this book belongs in the libraries of criminal defense firms, federal prosecutors, and academic institutions."
--Law Library Review
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC CORRUPTION LAW
CHAPTER 2 BRIBERY AND UNLAWFUL GRATUITIES INVOLVING FEDERAL OFFICIALS (18 U.S.C § 201)
CHAPTER 3 SPECIALIZED FEDERAL CORRUPTION STATUTES
CHAPTER 4 THEFT OR BRIBERY CONCERNING PROGRAMS RECEIVING FEDERAL FUNDS (18 U.S.C § 666)
CHAPTER 5 THE HOBBS ACT (18 U.S.C. § 1951)
CHAPTER 6 MAIL AND WIRE FRAUD AND THE RIGHT OF HONEST SERVICES (18 U.S.C. § 1346)
CHAPTER 7 THE TRAVEL ACT (18 U.S.C. § 1952)
CHAPTER 8 FALSE STATEMENTS (18 U.S.C.A. § 1001)
CHAPTER 9 CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATUTES
CHAPTER 10 ELECTION-RELATED CRIMES
CHAPTER 11 PATRONAGE AND RELATED FEDERAL POLITICAL EMPLOYMENT OFFENSES
CHAPTER 12 CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND LOBBYING
CHAPTER 13 RICO AND PUBLIC CORRUPTION
CHAPTER 14 VENUE IN FEDERAL CORRUPTION PROSECUTIONS
CHAPTER 15 INVESTIGATIVE AND TRIAL ISSUES
CHAPTER 16 THE SPEECH OR DEBATE CLAUSE
CHAPTER 17 SENTENCING