Sorich v. United States

Defendants filed their 28 U.S.C. § 2255 Petitions in February 2010 and the court stayed further proceedings until after the Supreme Court decided Skilling. Briefing was completed on September 30, 2010.  On November 7, 2011, the district court denied petitioner’s motion, holding that they engaged in a single fraudulent scheme to award City jobs and promotions to political supporters and that petitioners necessarily deprived the City of its property rights.