High Court Finds For Conrad Black, Citing Skilling

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 8:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday vacated the conviction of former media magnate Conrad Black based on its narrowing of the mail fraud statute's honest services provision in the case of Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling.

In an opinion delivered by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court vacated and remanded the convictions of Black and his fellow ex-Hollinger International Inc. executives on three counts of mail fraud, holding that in light of its decision in the Skilling case, also handed down Thursday, the instructions given to...
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