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Legal News
17 Jul 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Monday denied [opinion, PDF] a new trial for former chief executive officer of HealthSouth [corporate website] Richard Scrushy [personal website]. The decision upheld Scrushy's 2006 conviction of exchanging $500,000 with former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [personal profile; … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2013
by Blake Lynch

[JURIST] Judge Simeon Lake of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas [official website] on Friday reduced [DOJ press release] the prison sentence of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling [JURIST news archives] from more than 24 years in prison to 14 years. As a term of the … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Monday upheld [opinion, PDF] a lower court's denial of motion submitted by former Illinois governor George Ryan [JURIST news archive] seeking his release from prison. Ryan argued that he was convicted under pre-Skilling v. United States [Cornell … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday ordered [order list, PDF] the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] to reconsider former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal in light of Wood v. Milyard [SCOTUS blog backgrounder; JURIST report]. Wood, which was decided just last week, … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2012
by Jamie Reese

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] declined review [docket] in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling [JURIST news archives] on Monday. The court, without any comment, allowed to stand the decision [opinion, PDF] of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website], which ruled … [read more]


Legal News
13 Aug 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] A federal appeals court on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] the conviction of ex-Merrill Lynch [corporate website] executive James Brown stemming from his role in the Enron fraud scandal [JUIRST news archive]. Brown was indicted on five counts in 2003 stemming from a 1999 transaction in which Merrill took a … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] An appeals court on Wednesday rejected convicted former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal seeking to overturn his 2006 conviction on corruption charges. The 77-year-old Ryan was convicted [JURIST report] in 2006 on multiple counts of corruption and fraud [indictment, PDF] in connection with a bribes-for-licenses scandal that occurred during … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Tuesday reversed two bribery charges [opinion, PDF] against former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [personal profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] and remanded the case for re-sentencing. The court … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that errors in the prosecution's case against former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling [JURIST news archives] are harmless, denying Skilling a new trial. The court, however, went on to vacate the original sentence against Skilling … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Media magnate Conrad Black [CBC profile; JURIST news archive] returned to the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] Thursday for a status hearing before judge Amy St. Eve [official biography]. St. Eve will begin the process of deciding whether to free the Canadian-born newspaper … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Tuesday upheld the convictions [opinion, PDF] of former Illinois governor George Ryan [JURIST news archive], refusing his request for early release. In September, Ryan asked Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer to vacate his prison sentence … [read more]


Legal News
17 Dec 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday declined to reconsider the appeal of Canadian-born media mogul Conrad Black [CBC profile; JURIST news archive]. In October, a three-judge panel upheld two [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] of Black's four convictions, one for fraud and one … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2010
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld two of four convictions [opinion, PDF; oral argument, MP3] of Canadian-born media mogul Conrad Black [CBC profile; JURIST news archive], one for fraud and one for obstruction of justice. The court held that the other … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Wednesday refused to overturn [order, PDF] a false statements conviction assessed against former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Blagojevich argued that his sole conviction of making false statements to … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday asked a federal judge to drop fraud and conspiracy charges against a former Merrill Lynch executive accused of taking part in the Enron [corporate website; JURIST news archive] Nigerian barge scam. James Brown was convicted [JURIST report], along with … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] Lawyers for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [JURIST news archive] filed a motion Monday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] asking the judge to throw out the sole conviction returned by the jury during his corruption trial last month. Blagojevich was found … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] Former Illinois governor George Ryan [JURIST news archive] on Tuesday filed a motion [materials] in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] asking the judge to vacate his prison sentence, following a recent US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] decision that allegedly … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [JURIST news archive] was found guilty Tuesday of making false statements to the FBI, but the jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] was deadlocked on 23 additional charges. The jury deliberated for 14 days after the … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Monday granted a request for bail by Canadian-born media mogul Conrad Black [CBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The court granted bail following last month's ruling [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] by the US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday summarily affirmed [order list, PDF] a lower court's ruling [JURIST report] in Republican National Committee v. Federal Elections Commission [materials], upholding a ban on the use of "soft money" in elections. The Federal Election Campaign Act [text] prohibits … [read more]

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