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Siding With Skilling, Justices Limit Law on 'Honest Services'

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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Siding With Skilling, Justices Limit Law on 'Honest Services'


www.nytimes.com

The Supreme Court has sided with Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron chief executive, in limiting the use of a federal fraud law that has been a favorite of white-collar crime prosecutors...

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During arguments on this case last December, several justices seemed inclined to limit prosecutors’ use of this law, which critics have said is vague and has been used to make a crime out of mistakes and minor transgressions in the business and political world.
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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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Seems that someone is trying to use the vagueness of the law to equate Mr. Skilling's Enron related activities with "[making] a crime out of mistakes and minor transgressions in the business and political world."

I suppose that since the Supreme Court has left this matter to be decided by the lower Appeals court, a new kind of justice is being created... one for those misunderstood and oft-maligned businessmen and politicians who only real crime is getting caught.

Perhaps I'm being judgmental... but then, all that money lost... the culture of profit over humanity, it seems all to be looked at under the newer, more politically-favored light of commerce and protecting the status quo.

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Nothing surprises me anymore. This is just a sign of the times - and it's going to get worse and more execs will beat the crimes for which they've committed with their corporate lawyers in tow. Until the end, it's always going to be corporate and politicians over the people.

Now, what would really be interesting is if Ken Lay actually showed up from his nice little "rest" since the Justices say he just made a "mistake."



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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Must be ar eason the judge sided with him.. was the judge bribed? getting some kinda kickbacks in pay?




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