July 25, 2006
Court Rejects Overturning Skilling's Convictions
It is extremely rare that a trial court overturns a jury conviction. More likely one finds the court granting a motion mid-trial to dismiss certain counts when there was insufficient evidence presented by the government. It is, therefore, not surprising to see the trial court refusing a request to reverse Jeffrey Skilling's conviction. (see Houston Chronicle AP here). In addition to an upcoming sentencing, the government also has a case to present on forfeiture.
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