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Jeffrey Skilling

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase: Pulling an Enron With Commodities

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Goldman Sachs is doing to aluminum exactly what Enron did to energy in the late 1990s and early 2000s: create phony bottlenecks to restrict supply to rip off consumers and skew markets in their favor for things society vitally needs.

Mark Gongloff

Once Upon A Time White Collar Criminals Did This.. | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

If you're angry that Enron's ex-CEO might get out of jail early, keep this in mind: At least he went to jail. The decade-old Enron scandal returned...

Report: Imprisoned Ex-Enron CEO In Deal To Leave Early

The Huffington Post/Reuters | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling would be freed from prison by 2017 under a newly proposed deal, CNBC reports. That would reduce Skilling's current sent...

Open Memo to Tim Cook: Versioned Out

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology
Marie Woolf

In 2013, if it doesn't somehow make money for me, more or less immediately, having my head in "the cloud" takes on entirely new, and questionable, meaning.

Ex-Enron CEO May Get Out Of Prison Early

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year sentence over the company's spectacular coll...

Life's Different for the Super Rich

George Heymont | Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, OpenTab Productions presented the West Coast premiere of Enron 2012. Using some superb puppets designed by Miyaka Cochrane, the production was directed by Ben Euphrat with a fury appropriate to the greedy tale of what happened to "the smartest guys in the room."

Ex-Enron Trader Retires At 38 With Billions In The Bank

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

Most of us would feel lucky to have the means to retire at 38. Now imagine retiring at that ripe old age with $3.5 billion in the bank. That's the...

Supreme Court Rejects Enron Exec's Appeal To Overturn Criminal Conviction

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

* Appeals court ruled that any errors at trial were harmless * Supreme Court ruled in case in 2010 * Resentencing of Ski...

Yo, Congress, Keep on Truckin' -- Can You Dig It?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

There is an obligation upon those drafting laws and regulations to do so with sufficient clarity so as to convey what precise conduct is proscribed or...

Progress in Corporate Ethics? Not So Much

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

Integrity can't be "written in" to organizational behavior, especially for companies who have unprincipled people working there to begin with. But still, we are mired in regulations.

What's Behind the "Honest Services" Decision?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James D. Zirin

Rarely do U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg on the left and Scalia and Thomas on the right agree on anything, but on Thursday they did.

Skilling v. United States: The Chicago Connection

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Skilling could be out on bail pending the resolution of his legal woes. Rod Blagojevich, whose trial on corruption charges began June 3 in federal court in Chicago, may not be so lucky.

USSC Skilling Appeal

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger



Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court gutted the honest-services fraud statute --"depriv[ing] another of the intangible right of honest se...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Lucy Prebble, Enron Playwright Awaits Her Broadway Debut

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-23-ronron.jpgThere couldn't be a more auspicious time for the stateside premiere of Enron as news of the latest Wall Street scandal cascades around us.

Obama's "Fireside Chat" (FDR or Jimmy Carter?)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's talk tonight was dominated by a technocratic laundry list of actions he plans to take. We've heard it all before. Obama should have made it clear tonight that the coddling of BP is over.

Revealed: Rahm Emanuel Nixed DOJ Review of Political Prosecutions of Don Siegelman and Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court is to address whether a U.S. citizen can be convicted and imprisoned for donating to a political campaign without the court requiring any evidence of an explicit quid pro quo.

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.