Ex Enron exec likely won't face new trial

March 23, 2009 3:52:40 PM PDT
It looks like the U.S. Supreme Court may not allow federal prosecutors to retry a former Enron executive who worked with the company's failed broadband division. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Justice Stephen Breyer said he couldn't think of a reason to allow the government to retry F. Scott Yeager on 13 counts of insider trading and money laundering. A jury acquitted Yeager on five of 125 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy and couldn't reach a verdict on the other 120 counts.

Justices wonder if a new trial would amount to double jeopardy.

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