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June 8, 2006

Bail pending appeal for Nigerian barge defendants

In a ruling that will surely warm the hearts of white-collar defendants (and their lawyers), the Fifth Circuit today ordered that two defendants convicted in conjunction with Enron's so-called Nigerian barge transaction should be released on bail while they appeal their fraud convictions.  The WSJ Law Blog here and Tom Kirkendall here have all the basic details.

I cannot find any written opinion concerning this decision on the Fifth Circuit's website, but I would not be surprised if this sort of decision was delivered through simply a one-line order.  Of course, I'll post an update if anyone in-the-know provides more details.

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i am a student in of law in a nigerian university.i want to know the position of the nigerian superior courts concerning bai pending appeal.at this stage,the defendant has been convicted.is bail at this stage still a right or a bounty?pls reply

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