Should ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling's conviction be thrown out?
The Supreme Court sided with former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in limiting the use of the "honest services" law. The federal fraud law is popular among white-collar crime prosecutors, but critics say that it is vague and has been used to make a crime out of mistakes and minor transgressions in the business and political world.
Despite the ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that it did not necessarily require Skilling's conviction to be overturned. Skilling, convicted in 2009, is currently serving a sentence of more than 24 years at a minimum security prison outside of Denver. Read the full article.
June 24, 2010; 11:06 AM ET
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