Jeffrey Skilling

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Enron's Skilling to Cut 10 Years Off Sentence

Former CEO might be out in 2017

(Newser) - Remember the great Enron collapse of 2001? Former CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been in prison for more than six years now on convictions of fraud, conspiracy, and insider trading at the now-defunct energy giant. But freedom might be near, reports the Wall Street Journal . Skilling has struck a deal with... More »

Son of Former Enron CEO Found Dead

Jeffrey Skilling's youngest son was a college sophomore

(Newser) - The 20-year-old son of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been found dead in his apartment, wire services are reporting. John "JT" Skilling had been a sophomore at California's Chapman College, and friends got suspicious when they hadn't heard from him in a while. No cause of death has... More »

Supreme Court Sides With Skilling, Black

Limits 'honest services' prosecutions for white collar crimes

(Newser) - The Supreme Court ruled today that prosecutors erred in using a federal fraud law to convict former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling, but left it to a lower court to determine whether his conviction should be overturned. The justices were unanimous in imposing limits on the use of the federal... More »

Supreme Court to Hear Enron CEO's Appeal

Jeff Skilling challenges 'honest services' law, says trial was unfair

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has agreed to hear former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’s appeal of his fraud conviction in connection with the company's collapse. The appeal argues that the federal “honest services” statute, a favorite for prosecutors tackling white collar criminals, is flawed because the government needn’t prove... More »

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