The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari today to review the 2006 criminal conviction of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling on charges of securities fraud, insider trading, conspiracy, and lying to auditors. WSJ article here.
The Fifth Circuit upheld the verdict on January 6, 2009.
Update: SCOTUSBLOG says:
The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to rule on claims that “searing media attacks” on longtime Enron executive Jeffrey K. Skilling tainted his criminal trial and conviction on various fraud charges. The case of Skilling v. U.S. (08-1394) also raises an issue on the scope of the federal law punishing the failure to provide “honest services” as a corporate executive.