Reply to post: Re: How come...

VW's US environment boss gets seven years for Dieselgate scam

Solmyr ibn Wali Barad

Re: How come...

Short answer: it's a vague charge that is so easy to throw in. It was designed to combat forms of mail fraud, later electronic fraud, but developed a serious feature creep along the way.

Current definition is by itself worth a chuckle:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_fraud

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