US v. Willis — criminal — affirmance — Fuentes
The Third Circuit today affirmed the conviction and sentence of a Virgin Islands official for bribery and extortion. The official argued in part that his conviction was invalid because the government failed to allege a quid pro quo — the circuits have split over whether one is required. The court held that, if a quid pro quo is required, it was alleged adequately here. The court also rejected various fact-based challenges.
Joining Fuentes were Vanaskie and Restrepo. Arguing counsel were Jeffrey Molinaro of Miami for the appellant and Justin Weitz for the government.