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High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid prosecution. John Yates, the captain, was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when a federal agent spotted him and his men reeling in grouper that were less than 20 inches long. The agent boarded the boat, counted 72 fish that were under the legal limit, and told the captain to return to port. But when they got there, the agent found only three fish that were clearly below the limit. After questioning the others on board, the agent concluded...

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