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Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron Corp chief executive, could be freed from prison nearly a decade sooner than originally expected, under an agreement with federal prosecutors to end the last major legal battle over one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.
The agreement calls for Skilling to see his federal prison sentence reduced to as little as 14 years, down from the 24 years imposed in 2006. It could result in Skilling's freedom in late 2018, with good behavior.
Pretty sad when one can buy a reduction in sentencing. Normally, I'd agree with you about his sentencing being a little excessive. However, Skillings was an excessive, amoral kind of guy and there was definitely the number of victims to consider.
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
Believe it or not, The Smartest Guys in the Room movie was required viewing by a few accounting professors as well as my business law professor. It was the "don't freaking do this" lesson.