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The Rare Exception: In 2006, former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling, left, was sentenced to serve 24 years and four months in prison, the harshest punishment by far in Enron's scandalous collapse.
The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute ExecutivesBy Jesse EisingerSimon and Schuster
This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.
Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison sentence for his part in the collapse of the energy giant, is going before a federal judge in Houston on Friday to ask for an early release.
The former chief executive of Enron, jailed for his role in the collapse of the energy giant, could be free before the end of the decade after he was given a shorter sentence as a result of an agreement with prosecutors. Jeff Skilli...
Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling has reportedly reached a deal with federal prosecutors to get out of prison before his 24-year prison sentence is up. Under the deal Skilling — who was convicted of fraud for his role in the collapse o...