June 23, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Judge Simeon Lake of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Friday reduced the prison sentence of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling from more than 24 years in prison to 14 years. As a term of the deal reached between Skilling and the government, more than $40 million of ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court's denial of motion submitted by former Illinois governor George Ryan seeking his release from prison. Ryan argued that he was convicted under pre-Skilling v. United States jury instructions and thus he should be ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 28, 2010, the US Supreme Court denied a request by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to delay the start of his corruption trial by 30 days. Blagojevich sought to postpone the start of his trial until the US Supreme Court could rule on the federal honest services fraud statute in the ...[read more]
April 16, 2012
by Jamie Reese
The US Supreme Court declined review in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling on Monday. The court, without any comment, allowed to stand the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which ruled the errors were harmless and rejected Skilling's challenge to his conviction... ...[read more]
July 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 4, 2006, Enron founder Kenneth Lay died after suffering a massive heart attack in Aspen, Colorado. Lay, along with former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling, had been convicted in May 2006 on charges of fraud and conspiracy. They had both provided investors with false and misleading ...[read more]
April 7, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that errors in the prosecution's case against former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling are harmless, denying Skilling a new trial. The court, however, went on to vacate the original sentence against Skilling and remand for resentencing due to ...[read more]
June 24, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in Skilling v. United States that the honest services doctrine is not unconstitutionally vague under a limited construction of the statute and that the district court adequately detected and diffused juror prejudice in the pre-trial publ... ...[read more]
March 1, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in three cases, including the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling. In Skilling v. United States, the court heard arguments on whether the federal honest services fraud statute is unconstitutionally vague. The court also heard arguments on ...[read more]
October 13, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari in four cases, including the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling. In Skilling v. United States, the Court will consider whether the federal honest services fraud statute requires the government to prove that the defendant's conduct was i... ...[read more]
March 27, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an order Friday setting a July 30 date for the resentencing of former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling and setting up a system for victims to share their accounts with the court. Skilling was convicted in 2006 ...[read more]

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