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Supreme Court Rejects Jeffrey Skilling's Appeal In Enron Case

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Image from a quicklink The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the latest appeal by former Enron Corp Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling seeking to overturn his criminal conviction over the collapse of the Houston-based energy trading giant more than a decade ago.

The justices without any comment declined to review a ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected Skilling's legal challenge to his conviction and that found that any error committed by the trial judge was "harmless."

The appeals court ruled a jury in the case had been presented with overwhelming evidence that Skilling conspired to commit securities fraud and it refused to grant him a new trial.

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