High Court Grills US In Enron Double Jeopardy Case

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In oral arguments Monday, U.S. Supreme Court justices largely seemed unwilling to let the federal government take another shot at convicting a former Enron Corp. executive of insider trading and other fraud charges.

The nation’s highest court considered the case of F. Scott Yeager, a former executive with Enron Corp.’s failed broadband unit, taking on the question of when prosecutors may retry claims left undecided by a jury.

Yeager was acquitted by a Texas jury on several of the more than 100 counts brought against him,...
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