Enron CEO’s conviction to be reviewed

The conviction of Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling has been thrown up
into the air after a US court decided that his case should be reviewed.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ruled that Skilling’s fraud conviction used law
that only covered bribery and kickbacks, where his alleged misconduct did not
involve either.

Although the conviction was not overturned, the case has been sent to a lower
court for more proceedings,

The Justice department said it would defend its conviction, and that of
former Telegraph chairman Conrad black, whose conviction was also
returned to the lower court for review.

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