The verdict of the U. S. Supreme Court this week gave new expectations to the dishonored Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling and jailed former media mogul Conrad Black, but may not considerably have an effect on the corruption charges of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
"The Government's case can probably proceed, but the decision narrows and clarifies what they are going to have to prove to get a conviction", said Law Professor Daniel P. Tokaji of Ohio State University said after evaluating the decision.
The judgment focuses on an anti-fraud regulation, which is often used in major bribery cases that says Politicians and Corporate Directors can't refuse taxpayers or shareholders their insubstantial right to sincere services.
According to the critics, the law provides prosecutors the liberty to change anything into a crime.
In the cases of Skilling and Black, the High Court ruling has said that to stand up in court, an accusation under the law must comprise charges of corruption and not only stand-alone claims that the defendant has deprived someone of sincere services.
However, the U. S. District Judge, James B. Zagel, who is heading the Blagojevich trial, straight away told the attorneys of Ex-Governor that the ruling may not offer a lot of expectations for them.
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