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Salinas v. United States

Docket No.: 96-738
Argued: October 8, 1997
Decided: December 2, 1997

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 666, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, RICO, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

Petitioner: Salinas
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 89 F.3d 1185
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


522 U.S. 52 (1997)
Question:

Is the federal bribery statute, 18 USC section 666, limited to cases in which the bribe has a demonstrated effect upon federal funds? Does the conspiracy prohibition contained in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act apply only when the conspirator agrees to commit two of the predicate acts that RICO forbids?

Salinas v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 08, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States, 0 vote(s) against
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