Sekhar v. United States

PETITIONER:Giridhar C. Sekhar
RESPONDENT:United States
LOCATION: Office of the State Comptroller of New York

DOCKET NO.: 12-357
DECIDED BY: Roberts Court (2010-2016)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

CITATION: 570 US (2013)
GRANTED: Jan 11, 2013
ARGUED: Apr 23, 2013
DECIDED: Jun 26, 2013

Paul D. Clement – for the petitioner
Sarah E. Harrington – Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, for the respondent

Facts of the case

Tejas Sekhar worked as a partner at the company of a venture capital, located in Brookline, Mass. In 2009, Sekhar sent messages by emails to Saketh Yanamala, was appointed at the time as legal attorney of Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller. Under the content of emails, which were seized from the Sekhar`s computer by the officers from FBI, he persisted that Bierman recommends the controller to take the obligation to invest a 35 million dollars in the retreat fund. He enforced him to do that through the threat to disclose the facts of the asserted extramarital relationship, occurred between his wife and DiNapoli to the publicity.