Justices To Hear Shipping Exec's Hacking Conviction Appeal

Law360, New York (June 29, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from a shipping executive who was sentenced to five years in prison for hacking the company he formerly headed in order to launch a competing business, according to an order filed Monday.

Former Exel Transportation Services Inc. CEO Michael Musacchio is looking to overturn a Fifth Circuit decision that affirmed prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him despite incorrect jury instructions that misstated the government's burden of proof.

Jody Rudman, an attorney for Musacchio, said Monday that she and her client are pleased with the court's decision to hear their case,...

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