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The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The Law and Legal Strategies

The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption The Law and Legal Strategies

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
  • ISBN: 9780195378412
  • Published In: August 2011
  • Format: Hardback , 502 pages
  • Jurisdiction: U.S. ? Disclaimer:
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    • Supplies practitioners with a comprehensive treatment of the law surrounding prosecution of public corruption
    • Provides practitioners with an easy-to-read foundational understanding, including key concepts and a systematic treatment of the law
    • Written by two public corruption law specialists with a wealth of combined experience in practice, academia, and the federal government

    The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The Law and Legal Strategies is the first comprehensive, practice-oriented treatment of the law of public corruption in the U.S. legal market. 

    This unique publication provides a thorough legal analysis of the disparate areas of the law that can be used to prosecute public officials at all levels of government. In The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption, authors Peter J. Henning and Lee J. Radek discuss how counsel can develop appropriate legal strategies for prosecuting and defending these cases. Many essential topics are addressed with the practitioner in mind, including: Evidence Gathering Issues; Privilege Issues; Issues at Trial; Sentencing Issues.

    Readership: Practitioners, government officials, in-house counsel, law students

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Bribery and Unlawful Gratuities Involving Federal Officials (18 U.S.C § 201)
    Chapter 3: Specialized Federal Corruption Statutes
    Chapter 4: Theft or Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds (18 U.S.C § 666)
    Chapter 5: The Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. § 1951)
    Chapter 6: Mail and Wire Fraud and the Right of Honest Services (18 U.S.C. § 1346)
    Chapter 7: The Travel Act (18 U.S.C. § 1952)
    Chapter 8: False Statements (18 U.S.C.A. § 1001)
    Chapter 9: Conflict of Interest Statutes
    Chapter 10: Election-Related Crimes
    Chapter 11: Patronage and Related Federal Political Employment Offenses
    Chapter 12: Campaign Finance and Lobbying Statutes
    Chapter 13: RICO and Public Corruption
    Chapter 14: Venue in Federal Corruption Prosecutions
    Chapter 15: Investigative and Trial Issues
    Chapter 16: The Speech or Debate Clause
    Chapter 17: Sentencing

  • Peter J. Henning joined the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 1994, where he is a . He is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. His teaching focuses on criminal and corporate law, with a specialization in white collar crime. Before entering law teaching, he was a senior attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1991, and a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1991 to 1994. Professor Henning is a co-author of three casebooks on criminal law and white collar crime, two student treatises, and three volumes of the Federal Practice & Procedure treatise (with the late Professor Charles Alan Wright) on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

    Lee J. Radek is a cum laude graduate of the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He joined the U.S. Department of Justice under the Attorney General's Honors Program in 1971. In 1976 he was one of three attorneys selected to form the Public Integrity Section of the Department's Criminal Division. He became a Deputy Chief of that Section in 1978. In 1992, he was appointed to the position of director, Asset Forfeiture Office, and in 1994, he returned to the Public Integrity Section as its chief, where he served until 2001, when he became senior counsel in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. Among his other duties, Mr. Radek was a member of the FBI Criminal Undercover Operations Review Committee, and was the Department's representative to the Financial Action Task Force-the international anti-money laundering body. Mr. Radek retired in 2005.

  • "This is a must read for every white collar lawyer. It is both analytical and practical and reflects the many years of experience of the authors." 
    -- Robert Bennett, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP 

    "This book is essential for prosecutors and defense counsel who try public corruption cases. It covers all the bases. It is well written, deeply researched and dissects all statutes that could be utilized in such prosecutions. Not only does it set forth the elements of the offenses, it discloses appropriate legal and factual defenses. One should not prosecute or defend a public corruption case without reference to this excellent text." 
    -- Plato Cacheris, Member, Trout Cacheris PLLC 

    "Peter Henning and Lee Radek have written a comprehensive, incisive, authoritative guide on public corruption law that is an invaluable resource for white collar defense counsel and prosecutors alike. Radek and Henning are highly experienced in the field, and their experience is apparent in the analyses and observations that the book contains. The book advances legal scholarship and serves as a much-needed reference on the law of public corruption." 
    -- Roger Zuckerman, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP 

    "In Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption, Henning and Radek employ knowledge and expertise gained over their extensive careers to analyze the many different federal statutes used to prosecute corrupt public officials holding federal, state, and local positions...the book is unique in both its content and its perspective...Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption is the only title analyzing the federal law on public corruption from the viewpoint of practicing attorneys. Accordingly, this book belongs in the libraries of criminal defense firms, federal prosecutors, and academic institutions." 
    --Law Library Review

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