U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status

Docket Number


2022 Term


Questions Presented

Whether a private citizen who holds no elected office or government employment, but has informal political or other influence over governmental decisionmaking, owes a fiduciary duty to the general public such that he can be convicted of honest-services fraud.

Case Updates

Supreme Court holds that federal fraud statute does not impose fiduciary duties on private citizens who exercise a high level of influence with government actors

May 11, 2023

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reject interpretation of fraud statute that would imperil businesses’ free speech rights

September 07, 2022

Click here to view the brief. Roman Martinez and Michael Clemente of Latham & Watkins LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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