Nos. 21-1999-cr, 21-2004-cr. August Term 2022.

81 F.4th 101 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Christopher MCPARTLAND, Thomas J. Spota, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: August 25, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For Appellee: Justina Geraci , Assistant United States Attorney ( Jo Ann M. Navickas , Nicole Boeckmann , and Michael Maffei , Assistant United States Attorneys, and Lara Treinis Gatz , Special Assistant United States Attorney, on the brief), for Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, NY.

For Defendants-Appellants: Larry H. Krantz , Krantz & Berman LLP, New York, NY ( Lisa Cahill , Krantz & Berman LLP, New York, NY; Bradley Gershel , Ballard Spahr LLP, New York, NY, on the brief), for Defendant-Appellant Christopher McPartland. Alan Vinegrad , Covington & Burling LLP, New York, NY ( Erin Monju , Covington & Burling LLP, New York, NY, on the brief), for Defendant-Appellant Thomas J. Spota.

Before: Livingston, Chief Judge, Nardini and Menashi, Circuit Judges.

This is an appeal by two former prosecutors—Defendants-Appellants Thomas J. Spota, previously the Suffolk County District Attorney, and Christopher McPartland, previously the chief of the Government Corruption Bureau for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office ("SCDAO")—who were convicted for...

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