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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
Skilling v. United States
Citation:561 U.S. 358 (2010)
Petitioner started his career at Enron Corporation, one of the highest-revenue-grossing company in America, and eventually became CEO. He then resigned from Enron, and less than four months later, the company went into bankruptcy. To understand the company’s collapse, the DOJ formed a task force to investigate what had happened. They uncovered an elaborate conspiracy to prop up Enron’s short-run stock prices by overstating the company’s financial well-being. A grand jury indicted petitioner for his role in the scheme. Petitioner moved to transfer the trial to another venue because the hostility toward him in Houston, coupled with extensive pretrial publicity, had biased potential jurors.
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