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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:00 PM
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BREAKING: Jeff Skilling Gets 24+ Years In Enron Sentence! (MSNBC)
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 03:02 PM by stopbush
Breaking now.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:01 PM
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1. Not enough by half
But it will do for a start.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:03 PM
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5. Yes, then for every $1.0 billion he helped steal and returns he gets one year
...reduced from his sentence.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:05 PM
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7. That was my immediate reaction.
Good luck proving his "innocence."

:patriot:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:02 PM
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2. Have fun in PRISON, dickhead!
hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaahahahhahahhahahahahhahaa
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:02 PM
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3. Excellent! But . . .
. . . let's hope he is not released on bond pending appeal. Treat him like the rest of us, and let him rot in prison while the appeal goes forward.
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:21 PM
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34. Right. He's bound to have a heart attack and die
only to be spotted in Rio. :eyes:
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:22 PM
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38. Ya read my mind...
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:25 PM by badgerpup
It's gonna look awful damn suspicious if Skilling pops off as well.

edited...realized he's already BEEN sentenced so he can't die beforehand and have his conviction overturned.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:05 PM
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39. He does not look very worried.
I'm sure he has heart problems and will die shortly before going to jail. I wonder if they will hang out on this side of the world or another side.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:02 PM
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4. Good. He deserves more............ n/t
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:04 PM
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6. Rot there, you greedy, immoral motherfucker. n/t
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:05 PM
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8. How long before this one
is overturned on appeals?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:19 PM
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33. There won't be any need for appeals. Bush will pardon him.
Mark my words.
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:58 PM
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47. I'll back you on that. Done deal I'll bet. n/t
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nedbal Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:37 AM
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49. Bush will pardon him n/t
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:06 PM
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CNN saying he could have received up to 40 years.

"This is at the low end of what he could have received."
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:06 PM
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9. I hope that they put him in general population
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:08 PM
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10. So typically you only serve half the time which would be 12 years
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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13. no 85% in the federal prison system
he`ll be an old man when he gets out....but there`s always george
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:08 PM
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11. 24 years in prison for practicing "conservative" values
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:25 PM
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25. Remember its "Compassionate Conservatism"
LOL
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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12. Did they lead him away?
This is such a farce.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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14. Here's a link...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15389150 /

HOUSTON - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years, four months in prison for his role in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history.

Skilling insisted he was innocent yet remorseful Monday as he appeared before the federal judge who will sentence him.

Your honor, I am innocent of these charges, Skilling told U.S. District Judge Sim Lake. Im innocent of every one of these charges.

.snip

He still claims he is innocent. :wtf:

.snip

We will continue to pursue my constitutional rights and its no dishonor to this court and anyone else in this court. But I feel very strongly about this, and I want my friends, my family to know that.

Skilling, 52, also disputed reports that he had no remorse for his role in the fraud that led to Enrons collapse in 2001, which wiped out thousands of jobs, more than $60 billion in market value and more than $2 billion in pension plans.

I can tell you thats just the furthest thing from the truth, he said. Its been very hard on me, but probably, more important, incredibly hard on my family, incredibly hard on employees of Enron Corp., incredibly hard on my friends and incredibly hard on the community.

..snip
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:28 PM
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28. me my me my me my
ugh.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:11 PM
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15. That should help frame the new "Economy is Booming" campaign...
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sugapablo Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:11 PM
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16. OUCH!
My bunghole feels for you pallie! :hurts:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:13 PM
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17. He plans to forward-amortize those 24 years through a series of "shell convicts..."
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 03:14 PM by IanDB1
...so that each of them will, in fact, serve no more than four years each.

His "Plan B" is to die of a heart attack before he's exhausted his appeals.



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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:13 PM
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18. Is this a REAL Prison or a Country Club?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM
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45. It's a tough prison.
The daiquiris don't have umbrellas.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:15 PM
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19. Another Link:
Associated Press
Skilling Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison
10.23.2006, 04:04 PM

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced on Monday to 24 years, four months in prison for his role in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history.
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/10/23/ap311309...
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:15 PM
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20. Oh my, tears are falling on my keyboard.
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justice1 Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:15 PM
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21. I wonder if he will die out on bail, with a quick cremation?
The bonus, his family would get to keep the money.
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:16 PM
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22. Let hope he doesn't arrive at the secluded island ...
where Ken Lay is hiding!
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Karla Marx Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:19 PM
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23. How long until he "dies" like Kenny-Boy Lay?
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:23 PM
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24. Yeah, sentenced to St. Barts with Kenny-Boy, no doubt.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 03:23 PM by sofa king
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:20 AM
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48. kenny-boy "died" before he was sentenced-
so for him, the charges and the guilty verdict went away, as if it had never happened.
legally, he is NOT considered a convicted felon.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:25 PM
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26. Tomorrow: Skilling suddenly dies.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:26 PM
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27. Not nearly enough time-but it's a start!
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:31 PM
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29. I believe he's out of prison pending appeal. No justice. yet.
Appeals can take a while. Just long enough for Bush* to pardon him after the next prez election.

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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:34 PM
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30. Wonder if he'll buy property by bush and moon.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:38 PM
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37. That sounds so scenic.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:40 PM
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31. Shadenfreude
As a California rate payer, I particularly resented Skilling's little joke told in a business meeting:

What's the difference between California and the
Titanic?

When the
Titanic wents down, the lights were on.


FunGreetingJokes.com

The lights are out, Jeff. You've gone down.
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:44 PM
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32. The real injustice was Fastow only getting 10 years.
If any of the Skilling, Lay, Fastow axis of evil that should have been jailed and the key thrown away it was Fastow.

Skilling 24 years sounds pretty stiff.
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:30 PM
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35. He'll be in prison a long time
Assuming he's still alive, he won't get out until February 2031.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:36 PM
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36. Jeffy go bye-bye?
Think he'll drop dead, too?
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:50 PM
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40. 24 plus years until his Presidential pardon in Jan. 2008! N/T
:puke:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:05 PM
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41. Actually, I'd bbe very surprised if he gets a pardon.
There's a lot of hatered directed to that man, as he deserves. I don't see Shrub pardoning him at all. Kenny Boy would have gotten a pardon, out of pure friendship, bit I don't see this one.
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:15 PM
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42. Kenny Boy's pardon...
...would have come not because of friendship, but because he knew too much about the Bush family. Jeff? Not so much, so I agree he prolly won't get a pardon.
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:11 PM
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46. I really believe that he will be pardoned, he was to Liddy like.....
Never once did he give an inch, to save his own skin. He is being to loyal and must know something, or has something on somebody. Think about all the other Bush loyalists that have acted in the same manner. Nope I beg to disagree with you guys, I do hope it is not true, but my gut tells me he will get off. Only time will tell for sure. :hi:

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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:19 PM
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43. Too bad for Skilling that the Republicans are having electoral dysfunction
If the Rethugs were in a stronger position, they probably would have leaned on the prosecutors to go easy.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:22 PM
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44. fuckwad should have received worse.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:43 AM
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50. Didn't that other Enron executive get only about 6 years? (nt)
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