Citing Skilling, Prosecutors Drop Westar Case

Law360, New York (August 23, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have dropped their case against two former Westar Energy Inc. executives accused of trying to bilk the Kansas public utility of millions of dollars, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision overturning Jeffrey Skilling's honest services fraud conviction.

Judge Julie A. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas signed off on the government's motion to dismiss all charges against Douglas Lake and David Wittig without prejudice Friday, about a month before they were set to face their third trial over...
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