Jeff Skilling

  • Enron, Jeff Skilling

    You Must Tell Jeff Skilling He’s a Money Laundering Criminal At Least Two Times Before He Will Believe You

    Former Enron chief executive-cum-Bubba’s bitch Jeffrey K. Skilling today appealed the criminal convictions (19 charges of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and misleading auditors) that got him 24 years in prison, and sought a new trial, on the grounds that the government’s case had “profound, inherent weaknesses.” Besides the vague (i.e. golden) argument that there were […]

    / Sep 7, 2007 at 2:27 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling

    Enron Enablers’ Request That Court That Thinks The Whole Enron Deal Was ‘Totally Blown Out Of Proportion And, To Be Honest, A Bunch Of BS’ Be Taken Into Consideration Denied

    U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon has denied the pleas of Merrill Lynch, CSFB and Barclays PLC to delay a $40 billion lawsuit by former Enron shareholders and investors against them; the suit will now go to trial April 9. In their argument for a delay, defense for the banks—accused of playing a key role in […]

    / Feb 23, 2007 at 12:06 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling, legal

    Enron: Now Even Less Criminal Than Ever

    The criminalization of Enron is really starting to unwind. The Houston Chronicle reported last night that the Justice Department won’t seek to overturn a fifth circuit appeals court decision throwing out most of the 2004 convictions of several Merrill Lynch bankers. The convictions for fraud and conspiracy of four Merrill executives were thrown out last […]

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 3:31 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling, legal

    Jeff Skilling To Serve Just Six Months?

    Word is starting to spread that Jeff Skilling might not have to serve out the 24 years to which he was sentenced after his trial. Over at the Conglomerate blog, Christine Hurt lifts the following sentence out of the Fifth Circuit’s December 12th order denying Skilling bail: “Our review has disclosed serious frailties in Skilling’s […]

    / Feb 14, 2007 at 1:29 PM
  • Business Media, Enron, Jeff Skilling, Malcolm Gladwell

    The “Free Jeff Skilling” Movement Grows

    Well. Okay. That headline may be a bit strong. But Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker piece on Enron certainly has definitely brought the issue of Jeff Skilling’s conviction and incredibly harsh sentence back into public discussion. At least if “people writing on the internet” counts as “public discussion.” Some recent responses: • Larry Ribstein asks: “So […]

    / Jan 3, 2007 at 4:27 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling

    Puzzles, Mysteries and the Vindication of Jeff Skilling

    One of the great talents of Malcolm Gladwell is describing something lots of people have been talking about for a long, long time in a way that makes it seem freshly insightful. The latest New Yorker essay is a perfect example of this form. Gladwell argues that what really made Enron’s financial statements inscrutable was […]

    / Jan 2, 2007 at 2:05 PM
  • Jeff Skilling

    Jeff Skilling Reports To Prison, Hugs Mystery Woman

    Skilling arrived at the low-security prison a little after 1 p.m. EST [today] in a small silver SUV. The vehicle pulled up to the front gate, and at least four people got out. Skilling hugged a woman who arrived with him, and the entourage walked into the prison. A few minutes later, everyone except Skilling […]

    / Dec 13, 2006 at 3:40 PM
  • Jeff Skilling, legal

    Irresponsible Speculation: Is Skilling A Fake Drunk?

    One of the things that has helped us endear us to Jeff Skilling—other than our fanatically contrarian hearts that attach themselves readily to public enemies and our appreciation of the fact that much of what Enron has been vilified for really that different from the practices of much of corporate America—has been the repeated stories […]

    / Dec 13, 2006 at 12:03 PM
  • Jeff Skilling, legal

    Jeff Skilling’s Jail Time Delayed

    Yesterday the full DealBreaker crew hit a Manhattan watering hole in honor, among other things, of Jeff Skilling’s last night of freedom. The former Enron honcho was scheduled to report to jail, and we decided to raise a couple of glasses to the end of his freedom. Apparently, we were drunkdrinking without cause–late yesterday a […]

    / Dec 12, 2006 at 11:03 AM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling, White Collar Crime

    Jeff Skilling: The Blogs Weigh In

    As it turns out, we’re not quite alone in lamenting the quasi-life sentence handed out to Jeff Skilling yesterday. Twenty-four years seems an awfully long time for what Skilling was convicted of to a lot of other folks as well. • Larry Ribstein says “the lynch mentality that has surrounded Skilling and Lay is appalling” […]

    / Oct 25, 2006 at 4:21 PM
  • business school, Enron, HBS, Jeff Skilling

    Enron: Blame Harvard?

    Corrupting the young was one of the charges that got Socrates served hemlock. A day after Jeff Skilling received a 24 year sentence for his role in the destruction of Enron, Peter Cohan asks whether or not Harvard—Skilling was a Harvard Business School graduate—should bear some responsibility for its students misdeeds. And it’s not just […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 2:26 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling, legal, White Collar Crime

    Skilling Gets 24 Years

    The verdict is in! Jeff Skilling got sentenced to 24 years for his role in the Enron collapse. Certainly one of the harshest white collar crime sentences on record but short of the record-breaking number that some had predicted. In our reader poll, 13% picked 21 to 25 years for his sentence. Sixty-three percent of […]

    / Oct 23, 2006 at 4:23 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling, Reader Poll

    How Many Years Will Jeff Skilling Get: A DealBreaker Reader Poll

    Jeff Skilling is set to be sentenced this afternoon for his role in the collapse of Enron. Many observers are convinced that his could be the longest sentence ever for a white collar criminal. We have no idea where the judge will come out on this so we’re going to where we always like to […]

    / Oct 23, 2006 at 12:14 PM
  • Enron, Jeff Skilling

    Jeff Skilling Drinks And Gets Arrested Again

    Sometimes we don’t even recognize America. What kind of country is this if you can’t get drunk while waiting to go to jail for what might very well amount to a life sentence? Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was arrested and accused of public intoxication in Dallas earlier this month, but he will not go […]

    / Sep 21, 2006 at 1:39 PM

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