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High Court Tosses Arthur Andersen Conviction

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High Court Tosses Arthur Andersen Conviction

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High Court Tosses Arthur Andersen Conviction

High Court Tosses Arthur Andersen Conviction

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The Supreme Court unanimously reverses the conviction of accounting firm Arthur Andersen, ruling that jury instructions at trial were too vague and broad for jurors to be able to properly determine guilt.

In 2002, the former accounting giant was found guilty of destroying documents related to its audit of scandal-plagued Enron. The decision led to the firm's collapse.