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Supreme Court decision casts doubt on former Enron CEO's conviction

Supreme Court decision casts doubt on former Enron CEO's conviction 25 Jun 2010 The Supreme Court on Thursday gutted one of federal prosecutors' favorite tools for pursuing corrupt politicians and self-dealing corporate chiefs, casting doubt on the convictions of two prominent executives snared by the law: former Enron chief executive Jeffrey K. Skilling and newspaper magnate Conrad Black. All nine justices said prosecutors have stretched too far a federal statute that makes it a crime to deprive the public or a company of the "intangible right of honest services."