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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Ebbers' Appeal

Bernie Ebbers has run out of appeals.  The U.S. Supreme Court, without comment, declined to review his conviction for his role in the Worldcom accounting fraud.  Convicted on 9 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud and other crimes, he attempted to appeal two issues: (1) the trial court should have required the government to grant immunity to several defense witnesses, and (2) the trial court improperly instructed the jury that he could be convicted for "conscious avoidance" of the fraud.  See NYTimes, Justices Turn Down Appeal by Ebbers

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