The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

Jeffery Skilling settles drunk arrest fine

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Skilling, the convicted former CEO of Enron Corp., has reportedly settled a $385 fine on a public intoxication charge in Dallas. The Houston Chronicle Wednesday reported Skilling had pleaded no contest to the charge and mailed the amount to settle

Networking: Y2K hangover finally ending?

CHICAGO, June 5 (UPI) -- Remember the Y2K panic back in 1999? That was the largely unfounded and shamelessly hyped by rapaciously greedy computer companies fear that all computers would
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

Globe Talk: Enron's broadband debacle

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Enron was nothing if not flamboyant and eager to pursue the latest business trends. While its focus was on energy trading, it had expanded into telecommunicatio
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Enron jury begins deliberations

HOUSTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A Houston jury Wednesday began deliberating the fate of the former leaders of Enron Corp., an energy company that collapsed in a massive accounting scandal. Kenneth Lay, Enron's 64-year-old former chairman, and Jeffrey Skilling, the 52-year-old former chi

Closing arguments begin in Enron trial

HOUSTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Houston fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders began closing arguments Monday.


HOUSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- A Houston jury Friday xxxxxxxxxx the former leaders of once-mighty Enron Corp., an energy trading giant that collapsed in a massive accounting scandal.

Defense rests in Enron case

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Houston conspiracy and fraud trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders called their first rebuttal witness Monday.

Lay acknowledges giving false impression

HOUSTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Kenneth Lay defended his failure to report his sales of Enron stock in 2001 as he spent a second day under cross-examination Thursday in Houston.

Skilling ends testimony in Enron trial

HOUSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Skilling wrapped up his testimony in a Houston courtroom Thursday, telling reporters afterwards he has had a "tough six years" since Enron collapsed.

Skilling calls Enron case 'absurd'

HOUSTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling called parts of the federal indictment against him absurd Thursday as he continued his testimony in Houston.

Skilling continues Enron trial testimony

HOUSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling went through a second day on the witness stand in Texas taking about the company's accounting methods.

Skilling claims innocence at Enron trial

HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling told jurors in Houston that he is "absolutely innocent" as he testified Monday in his defense.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

Lay, Skilling arrive in Houston courtroom

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The two top defendants in the U.S. government's fraud case against Enron Corp. arrived in a Houston courtroom Monday as jury selection began.
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Jeffrey Skilling
WAP2002020753 - WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2002, (UPI)---Former Enron President and CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifies before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in Washington, on Feb. 7, 2002. Skillings told the subcommittee that he thought Enron was in no danger when he left the company. .mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI...

Jeffrey Keith "Jeff" Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is the former president of Enron Corporation, 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, four-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 in 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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