White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler reported leaving

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is searching for a successor to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, who wants to leave Washington, officials say.
Sentence reduction for Enron's Skilling approved by court

Sentence reduction for Enron's Skilling approved by court

HOUSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Houston Friday approved an agreement that lopped 10 years off former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling's prison sentence.
Blagojevich begins 14-year prison term

Blagojevich begins 14-year prison term

LITTLETON, Colo., March 15 (UPI) -- Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Thursday reported to a federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption.

Jailed Enron exec's son found dead

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The son of former Enron executive Jeff Skilling was found dead in his Southern California apartment of a possible prescription drug overdose, police said.
Appeals court reconsiders Skilling case

Appeals court reconsiders Skilling case

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Houston is considering new standards that could overturn 19 convictions of former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling.

Enron CEO to get new sentencing trial

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A federal court in New Orleans ordered a new sentencing trial for former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling, while upholding his 19 convictions.

Skilling appeal has a chance, analysts say

NEW ORLEANS, April 2 (UPI) -- There is a chance a U.S. court in New Orleans will overturn some or all of the convictions of former Enron chief Jeff Skilling, court observers said Wednesday.

Enron CEO looks to FBI notes for appeal

HOUSTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers for jailed former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling said Wednesday notes withheld during his trial provide evidence for an appeal.

Former Enron chief to appeal conviction

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Lawyers for convicted former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling will have 30 minutes in a U.S. appeals court to argue that he should be set free.

Feds fight to keep ex-Enron CEO jailed

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors appealed to a court to keep ex-Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeff Skilling in jail after the court questioned his conspiracy conviction.

eBay reports low bids on Ken Lay's desk

HOUSTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S.-based Internet auction site eBay announced there have been no winners so far in the bidding for the desk of the late Enron founder Ken Lay.

Skilling gets a few more days of freedom

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The former chief executive of Houston's Enron Corp. won't have to start his 24-year prison term just yet.

Enron's accountant gets 5.5 years

HOUSTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Houston federal judge sentenced Enron Corp.'s former chief accountant to 5.5 years behind bars for his role in the scam that killed the company

Skilling accepts $85M settlement with U.S.

HOUSTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former Enron Corp. executive Jeff Skilling has accepted an $85 million settlement proposal with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Judge vacates Ken Lay's Enron conviction

HOUSTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Tuesday vacated the indictment and criminal conviction of former Enron Corp. Chairman Ken Lay, who died July 5 of a heart attack. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake's action followed a request by Lay's estate, the Houston Chronicle reported Tues
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Jeff Skilling
Former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling (center) chats with the media before entering the Bob Casey US Court House, Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in Houston, Texas. The lawyers for Ken Lay and Skilling will give their closing arguments today as the 15-week trial begins to wind down.(UPI Photo/Johnny Hanson)

Jeffrey Keith "Jeff" Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is the former president of Enron Corporation that was headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2006 he was convicted of multiple federal felony charges relating to Enron's financial collapse, and is currently serving a 24-year, 4-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado. The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in the appeal of the case March 1, 2010. On June 24, 2010, the Supreme Court vacated part of Skilling's conviction and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

Skilling was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the second of four children. He grew up in New Jersey and Aurora, Illinois. When he was 16, he worked at WLXT Channel 60, a UHF television station in Aurora.

After graduating from West Aurora High School Skilling received his B.S. in applied science at Southern Methodist University (1975), where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi (Kenneth Lay was also a member of the fraternity). During his admissions interview for Harvard Business School, he stated that he was asked if he was smart, to which he supposedly replied, "I'm fucking smart." Skilling earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1979. He became a consultant at McKinsey & Company in the energy and chemical consulting practices. Skilling became one of the youngest partners in the history of McKinsey.

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