Two cases argued last week before the Supreme Court raise a troubling question: Do intentionally-vague fraud laws give federal prosecutors too much power? And could you be the next target of a sting? Kojo explores the travails of unwitting criminals, the limits of a little-known federal statute regarding “Honest Services”, and the unusual coalition trying to protect your rights.

Guests

  • Harvey Silverglate Author of Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent
  • Adam Liptak Reporter, The New York Times
  • Randall Eliason former chief of the Public Corruption/Government Fraud section of the U.S. Attorney's office for the District of Columbia; adjunct professor at American University and George Washington University

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Is Washington A College Town?

Wednesday, Feb 22 2017Why doesn't the Washington region feel like a college town, despite being home to more than a dozen colleges and universities? We explore why many campuses feel isolated from the city around them, and lack that college town vibe.