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James Brown



Conspiracy to violate one or more laws.


46 months

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Texas - Federal Case

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Judicially Exonerated

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"James Brown was wrongly convicted along with three co-defendants, all of who worked at Merrill Lynch, of conspiracy and wire fraud in regards to a deal for Enron's sale of three electricity-generating barges off the Nigerian coast in 1999. Those charges were reversed by the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on August 1, 2006. The Court upheld perjury and obstruction of justice charges that Brown only had been found guilty of committing."

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"Conspiracy and wire fraud convictions reversed by the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on August 1, 2006."

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"United States v. Brown, No. 05-20319 (5th Cir. 08-01-2006)"

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"4 ex-Merrill Lynch execs' convictions overturned, by John C. Roper, Houston Chronicle, August 2, 2006"

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