High Court Won't Hear Nigerian Barge Fraud Appeal

Law360, New York (May 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari to a former Merrill Lynch & Co. executive who appealed his conviction of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the Enron Corp. Nigerian barge scandal.

James A. Brown, the former head of Merrill Lynch’s Strategic Asset and Lease Finance Group, was convicted of five criminal counts by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 2004.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the charges against Brown...
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