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.

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  • 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
  • Harvey Silverglate Author of Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

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