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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Skilling's Attorneys Seek to Overthrow His Conviction

Many Enron-related convictions have not held up on appeal -- e.g., Arthur Andersen.  Now federal prosecutors and defendants for Jeffrey Skilling are vigorously contesting whether Skilling's 19 convictions should be thrown out.  (Skilling has already served one year of his sentence.)  His attorneys argue that a 2006 5th Circuit opinion -- throwing out some convictions in another Enron-related case that involved the "barge" transactions-- that limited the scope of  the "theft of services" conspiracy claims is applicable to Skilling. WPost, A Year Later, Prosecutors Fight To Keep Enron's Skilling in Prison.

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