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Illinois corruption defendants see opening as court narrows "honest services" law

Jun 24, 2010 9:05:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Attorneys for Blagojevich and Ryan examining if Supreme Court ruling will have repercussions as prosecutors must now rely on more traditional statutes to prove fraud

For decades, federal prosecutors pursuing corruption cases against Illinois politicians have relied on a powerful but controversial tactic — accusing officials of cheating the public out of the "right to honest services."

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