Brief filed: 11/10/2020
Kousisis v. United States
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 19-3679
Decision below 2019 WL 4126484 (E.D.Pa. June 17, 2019)
The Supreme Court has consistently rejected attempts to apply the federal criminal property fraud statutes beyond their clearly intended and expressed scope. Applying the federal criminal property fraud statutes to breaches of contractual provisions like the DBE requirement would violate the fundamental principles regarding notice, federalism, and avoiding overcriminalization that motivate the Supreme Court’s decisions.
Lawrence S. Lustberg and Thomas R. Valen, Gibbons P.C., Newark, NJ; Alan Silber, NACDL, Hackensack, NJ.