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Case Conclusion Date: 10.05.2011
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Habeas petition granted
Description: Christopher Cartwright, a successful and respected businessman working in the aviation field, pleaded guilty to an honest services fraud conspiracy in the District of Maryland (Baltimore Division) and received probation. In light of the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision in Skilling v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010), Levitt & Kaizer and Raymond Granger and Associates filed a habeas corpus petition, arguing that the conduct to which Mr. Cartwright pleaded guilty was no longer a crime. The government acknowledged that the habeas petition should be granted and the parties entered into an agreement to affectuate that result. The Petition was granted by the Hon. William M. Nickerson