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DOJ reverses its 2011 Opinion, concludes Wire Act prohibitions “sweep beyond sports gambling”

By Timothy J Lowry, Jonathan D King, Richard P Flaggert and Joanna Sykes-Saavedra This week, the United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel (the DOJ), published its long-awaited and updated guidance respecting the reach of the prohibitions of the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084, via a Memorandum Opinion dated November 2, 2018. The DOJ’s previous …

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