Honest Services Fraud
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US Congress defines honest services fraud as “to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services.” This type of crime is often seen with those in the public sector. For example, common types of this fraud are bribery and failure to disclose a conflict of interest. In the private sector, it is more difficult to incriminate a person, since it is usually based on unethical conduct. Therefore, the term is most often seen with crimes of public officials. However, there is fiduciary honest services fraud and that is usually where a person’s actions cause harm to his victims or influences the victim to change his behavior. It is a complex crime, and if you are facing this charge, you must find an honest services fraud lawyer. Brad Bailey, a white collar crime lawyer, is experienced in all realms of criminal law, including the public sector and fiduciary crimes. He utilizes out-of-the-box thinking to find the best defense strategy possible. To have a confidential consultation with Mr. Bailey, please contact him today.
18 U.S.C. § 1346 makes it a crime for an employee of a corporation or elected official to fraudulently deprive the corporation or the public of that employee’s “intangible honest services.” The concept of honest services fraud developed in the common law and refers to the idea that a corporate officer or elected official owes a duty to the public to perform his or her job honestly. Failure to do so defrauds the public of the “intangible” value of those services.
Brad Bailey is the go-to defense attorney for white collar crimes, federal crimes, as well as serious state felony charges. He is without question one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Boston.