United States Supreme Court Preview: The Supreme Court Poised To Address Key Federal Wire Fraud Issue

Gunnar Larson g at xny.io
Tue Sep 6 06:19:49 PDT 2022

Sounds like Twitter to me:


In the 2022-2023 term, the Supreme Court will address the definition of
"property" under the federal wire fraud statute, which prohibits a person
from "obtaining money or property by means of false pretenses." 18 U.S.C. §
1343. The definition of "property" for the purposes of this statute has
been much debated—need "property" be economic in nature? Must it be
tangible? Can one's admission
<https://www.law360.com/articles/1331758/attachments/0> to a university
constitute "property"? Now, the Supreme Court may answer some of these
questions in *Ciminelli v. United States* (Docket No. 21-1170).1

Mr. Ciminelli was convicted of wire fraud in connection with a bid-rigging
scheme in the "Buffalo Billion" program, an economic development initiative
in Buffalo, New York. The program was facilitated by Fort Schuyler, a
nonprofit entity affiliated with the SUNY system, which issued requests for
proposals ("RFPs") to solicit and accept bids for each project. The
government argued that Mr. Ciminelli and others rigged this process by
secretly tailoring certain RFPs to favor their companies on projects worth
$750 million.
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