The 'Skilling' Anticlimax

Landmark criminal precedent hasn't mattered much in practice.

, The National Law Journal


Jeffrey Skilling's long appeals finally ended last month, when the courts shaved a decade off the prison sentence he received for his role in the Enron Corp. debacle. But the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bears his name has done little to convince appellate courts to reverse jury verdicts involving the honest-services fraud statute, under which Skilling had been convicted.

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