Illinois Secretary of State http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fraud conviction reinstated for ex-Ill. official http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fraud-conviction-reinstated-ex-ill-official <p>A federal appeals court has reinstated the wire fraud conviction of a former supervisor for the Illinois secretary of state's office.</p><p>Cecil Turner was convicted on four counts of wire fraud in 2006 for covering up a scheme in which three janitors were paid for hours they didn't work.</p><p>Turner did not take any illegal money. He was convicted on the legal theory that he denied taxpayers the honest services they deserved.</p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court later narrowed the scope of "honest services" violations, and Turner's conviction was reversed.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 22:24:28 +0000 The Associated Press 4544 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fraud conviction reinstated for ex-Ill. official