Former Enron CEO could see new trial

HOUSTON (AP) - The future of a law used to convict former Enron
Corp. CEO Jeff Skilling could be in doubt as attorneys for the
former head of the fallen energy giant get ready to challenge it in
the U.S. Supreme Court.
The high court was set to hear oral arguments on Monday in
Skilling's appeal of his 2006 convictions for his role in the
downfall of the once-mighty Houston-based energy giant.
Skilling's attorneys say the law, a 28-word addendum to the
federal mail and wire fraud statute, is unconstitutionally vague.
But federal prosecutors argue the law was appropriate for
Skilling's crimes.
Legal experts are unsure whether a successful challenge would
overturn some of Skilling's convictions or all of them, possibly
resulting in a new trial.

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