United States v. Robert J. Cantrell

On August 7, 2010, the Seventh Circuit affirmed Cantrell’s conviction on four honest services counts on the grounds that the government proved kickbacks, as required by Skilling.  On February 7, 2012, the defendant filed a petition to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 on the theory of ineffective assistance of counsel at the trial and appellate level.