The U.S. Supreme Court said that it would review the conviction of shuttered accounting firm Arthur Andersen for obstruction of justice for destroying documents related to its audits of bankrupt energy giant Enron Corp., according to published reports.

The high court agreed to hear an appeal by the Chicago-based firm, once the largest in the nation, arguing that its conviction must be reversed because of improper jury instructions, including the definition of the term "corruptly persuades," Reuters reported Friday. The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the case in April, with a decision due by the end of June, Reuters said.

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