Skilling Ruling A Get-Out-Of-Jail Card For Some

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT) -- Just four months after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the honest services fraud law, several high-profile white collar defendants have already won the dismissal of their cases and many others are fighting to be sprung from prison on the strength of the ruling.

The high court said in June in the case of former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling that the honest services statute was too broad and should be applied in cases of bribery and kickbacks only, hobbling the controversial law that prosecutors have used...
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