Enron trial to pit complex vs. simplicity

HOUSTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The upcoming trial of two former Enron executives will pit a complex defense strategy against a simple prosecution argument, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Former Enron employees have mixed feelings

HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former Enron employees have mixed feelings about former Chairman Ken Lay and CEO Jeffrey Skilling as their fraud and conspiracy trial draws near.

Enron's Causey in plea deal talks

HOUSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Former Enron chief accountant Richard Causey is in plea negotiations with prosecutors in the most complex corporate fraud investigation in U.S. history.

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Postponed Enron hearings get uglier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- While the criminal activities of domestic doyen Martha Stewart and Tyco chief Dennis Kozlowski have had more than their fair share of the media spotlight, all e
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

U.S. gets plea deal with Enron exec

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's circle around former top Enron officials has tightened with a one-time corporate secretary agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors.

Skilling's lawyers fight new restrictions

HOUSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling are fighting efforts by the government to impose more severe restrictions on his bond.

Stewart not sole top exec to face music

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Long before media empress Martha Stewart was convicted of conspiracy to cover up her sale of a stock, many of her supporters were ostensibly irked -- particular
ANDREW P. MOISAN, UPI Correspondent

The Bear's Lair: Futile courtroom dramas

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The Martha Stewart trial and the approaching Jeffrey Skilling trial certainly provide soap-opera-style entertainment for the financial pages, but as the storylines get more complex, the doubts should grow: does all this courtroom activity actually benefit

Enron break-up plan discussed

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A break-up plan is being discussed for once-mighty Enron that would even erase the shattered company's name, it was reported Friday.

Ex-Enron CEO pleads innocent to charges

HOUSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling pleaded innocent Thursday in Houston to charges of insider trading, fraud and conspiracy. Skilling, 50, appeared before a federal magistrate after surrendering earlier in the day to FBI agents and bei

U.S. officials consider charging Ken Lay

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are exploring whether there are grounds to bring criminal charges against Kenneth Lay, former chairman of Houston's Enron Corp.

Enron's accountants 'actively assisted'

CHICAGO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Chicago office of the Andersen accounting firm "actively assisted" in hiding Enron's financial abuses, bankruptcy court filings show.

Shares up but transparency still doubted

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Never mind that the unemployment rate remains high, and more workers are concerned that jobs could get even scarcer before things get better. For those who have spare cash to invest, the stock market is looking more tempting these days than it has in near
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Criminal probe of Enron execs heightened

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Former Enron company chief executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling could face criminal charges in Houston in the next few months.
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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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