spook of the ozarks

unapologetic liberal

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Get-out-of-hell-free card

This oughta be worth at least a transfer back to Purgatory:

HOUSTON (AP) -- A federal judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of Enron's late founder Kenneth Lay, wiping out a jury's verdict that he committed fraud and conspiracy in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history.
... U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, in a ruling Tuesday, agreed with Lay's lawyers that his death required that his conviction be erased and his indictment dismissed.


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