Enron's Skilling talks to feds on sentence

Enron's Skilling talks to feds on sentence

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Skilling, serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the collapse of energy giant Enron, wants his sentence cut, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Enron's Skilling to learn new sentence

Enron's Skilling to learn new sentence

HOUSTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge Sim Lake has a second shot at sentencing former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling after an appeals court tossed out a 24-year sentence.

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.

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.

Enron's Skilling gets 24 years in prison

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The former head of Houston's Enron Corp. drew a 24-year-four-month prison sentence Monday in the collapse of the once-mighty energy trading giant. Federal judge Sim Lake sentenced Jeffery Skilling to nearly a quarter century behind bars and ruled that he

Feds seek power to preserve convictions

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors want Congress to pass a law so the death of former Enron Corp. chairman Ken Lay won't result in a clean criminal record. Justice Department lawyers filed a draft of a proposed law in federal court that would stop judges from vacating crim

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.

Ken Lay has more legal challenges ahead

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The founder of Enron Corp. has a few more legal hurdles after his current fraud and conspiracy trial winds up.

Judge drops some Lay, Skilling charges

HOUSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Tuesday dropped three charges against former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeff Skilling and another charge against the firm's founder.

Enron case won't be moved from Houston

HOUSTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The judge running the fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp.'s former top executives is keeping the trial in Houston.

Ex-Dynegy exec has sentence overturned

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An appellate court has overturned the 24-year sentence imposed on Jamie Olis, a former mid-level Dynegy executive in Houston.

Enron jury selection starts next week

HOUSTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Houston is preparing to impanel a jury to try Enron Corp. leaders, including former chairman Ken Lay.

Judge wants to talk about Lay trial date

HOUSTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Wednesday ordered lawyers to court next week to discuss the trial date on personal banking charges against former Enron chairman Ken Lay. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake scheduled the meeting April 15 after prosecutors earlier this week reque

Enron trials will stay in Houston

HOUSTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Wednesday rejected defense motions to move the trials of top former Enron officials from the Texas city. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake said Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling and Rick Causey could find a fair jury among residents in the Houston area, t

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Simeon Timothy "Sim" Lake III (July 4, 1944, Chicago, Illinois) is an American judge and attorney who has served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas since 1988. He notably presided over the the trial of Enron Chairman Ken Lay and former Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling.

Lake graduated from Texas A&M University in 1966 and was number one in his class at the University of Texas School of Law in 1969 . He served in U.S. Army from 1970 to 1971 as a Judge Advocate General's Corps prosecutor in Vietnam, then worked at the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Houston, Texas through most of 1972 to the late 1980s. He was appointed as a judge on the U.S. District Court's Southern District of Texas in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Prior to Enron, in other notable cases:

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