Tuesday, July 25, 2006
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.