Rowland Conviction Rests on Expansive Interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley

July 5, 2016

In United States v. Rowland, a case decided on June 17, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected a challenge by former Connecticut Governor John Rowland to his conviction on seven counts of violating campaign finance laws and falsifying records. In so doing, the panel issued an important decision regarding the interpretation of 18 U.S.C. ยง1519, a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which prohibits the falsification of documents for the purpose of misleading government investigators. United States v. Rowland, No. 15-985 (2d Cir. June 17, 2016)

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