Supreme Court again denies ex-Qwest CEO Nacchio

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 6:44 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected another request by former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchio to review his insider trading conviction.

The court revealed Monday that it won't reconsider its decision in October not to take up his case.

Nacchio was convicted in 2007 on 19 counts of insider trading, and he reported to prison in April.

However a federal judge is reconsidering his sentence. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July that he should be resentenced because the trial judge miscalculated when he sentenced Nacchio to six years in prison and ordered him to pay $71 million in fines and forfeitures.

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Nacchio still faces a civil lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.