Jeffrey Skilling of Enron fame asks for a new trial

Jeffrey Skilling, the former CEO of Enron is appealing his federal conviction and arguing that his 24 year sentence is unconstitutional. In May 2006, Skilling was convicted of 19 counts of fraud, conspiracy and insider trading in the Enron case. The former chairman of Enron, Kenneth Lay, was convicted of many counts in the same … Read more Jeffrey Skilling of Enron fame asks for a new trial

Jeffrey Skilling Gets a Long Prison Sentence

Today a federal judge sentenced former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling to 24 years and 4 months in prison for his conviction on federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading. Skilling, 52, was also fined over $18 million for his crimes. He was denied bond while waiting to report to prison, and instead is on … Read more Jeffrey Skilling Gets a Long Prison Sentence

Enron Executive Sentenced to Prison

Andrew Fastow, former CFO of Enron, was sentenced to six years in federal prison today. Following his prison term, Fastow is required to serve two years of full-time community service.

Fastow reached a plea deal in early 2004, in which he agreed to plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud. That deal included a recommended prison sentence of 10 years, but Judge Kenneth Hoyt had discretion to sentence him to less time.

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Ex-Enron Employees Rejoice While the Guilty Vow to Appeal

Former employees of Enron were thankful and encouraged upon hearing that Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy and fraud. While nothing will give back all that they lost, the idea that “justice prevails” has encouraged the former employees. Both defendants proclaimed their innocence and vowed to appeal the … Read more Ex-Enron Employees Rejoice While the Guilty Vow to Appeal

Lay and Skilling found guilty of fraud and conspiracy charges

Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, both former heads of Enron Corp., were found guilty by a jury on Thursday of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud. The trial lasted almost four months, and the jury deliberated for nearly six days. Skilling was convicted of 19 of the 28 counts he was charged with, … Read more Lay and Skilling found guilty of fraud and conspiracy charges