Florida Fisherman John L. Yates Wins Supreme Court Case, is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

Yates, herald-tribuneA Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 opinion, the justices threw out the conviction of commercial fishing boat captain John Yates, who was prosecuted under a law passed in the wake of the Enron scandal. Read the rest here 11:02