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Attorneys React To High Court's Hobbs Act Extortion Ruling

Publisher: Law360
May 2, 2016

Liz Latif was quoted in an article, "Attorneys React To High Court's Hobbs Act Extortion Ruling," in Law360. Latif discussed the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision inOcasio v. United States.  "Though a Hobbs Act conspiracy charge requires proof of a conspiracy to obtain property 'from another,' the court held that the fact that the property came from one of the co-conspirators himself makes no difference. As long as each conspirator intended that some conspirator commit each element of the substantive offense, the court held, the conspiracy charge is established," she said.