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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:23 PM
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Breaking: Jeff Skilling Loses Appeal of Criminal Conviction
Source: wsj

This just in: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has denied former Enron CEO Jeff Skillings appeal of his conviction. Click here for the 16-page opinion, handed down by Fifth Circuit judge Edward C. Prado.

When we last left Mr. Skilling in November of last year (here, here), he had a little momentum on his side. The U.S. Supreme Court had earlier in the year narrowed the honest services fraud statute, which criminalized a wide swath of activity, and which was used in the Skilling prosecution.

The Supreme Court sent the case back to the Fifth Circuit to determine whether and to what degree Skillings conviction should be overturned, in light of its ruling on honest-services fraud.

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/04/06/breaking-jeff-skill... /
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:28 PM
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1. w00t
and the family of Cliff Baxter thanks the Fifth Circuit Court for its excellent decision.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:29 PM
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2. Good job too.
What a dirtbag.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM
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3. The Graybar Motel always has vacancies.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:14 AM
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12. It was an unexpected heart attack, brought about by the sting of injustice
At least the cheery little impish guy in Argentina will have a chess partner now...

So sad.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:42 PM
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4. kicking
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:55 PM
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5. He needs to stop with the frivolous appeals and accept responsibility for his evil crimes
nt
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:12 PM
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6. You can't spell Jail without a "J"
go to jail. Your already collected your $200.

"Smartest guys in the room" huh? Not today. :rofl:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:04 PM
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7. Recommend
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:08 PM
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indypaul Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:53 PM
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9. Unfortunately - Innocent until proven broke. n/t
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:02 PM
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10. +++
for some kind of justice...

Cannot let these white collar criminals off...ever.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:53 PM
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11. Kick
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:22 AM
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13. k and r
poor little jeffey. let him live in orange.
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:40 AM
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14. Maybe this guy Skilling can ...
die in peace in prison. Perhaps we can send him some of his friends to keep him company.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:48 AM
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15. He should be joined by a host of national and international fuckwads
that stole money and hurt the citizenry in the process. Should be an ultimate sentence imo.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:46 AM
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16. Now if we can just find that Ken Lay bastard. n/t
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:35 PM
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19. That's what I was thinking.
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:54 AM
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17. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Wooo, that's funny.
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:58 AM
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18. Of all the miscreants at Enron, he was the worst
I hope he stays in jail for a long time.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:11 PM
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20. Good n/t
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:31 PM
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21. Enron greedy slimy republican fuckers Ken Lay & Skilling got a fine CA Dem Guv Gray Davis removed
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:43 PM by LaPera
with their corporate & personal greed, stealing and lies these partisan fuckers along with republican lying assholes Karl Rove & puppet Darell Issa exploited to the max with a recall to get a republican (Arnold) to take over CA in hopes of controlling and to steal CA for the republicans - Thank you Dem Secretary of State Debra Bowen for keeping the CA elections honest since then!
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:15 PM
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22. I got a question
What did he do that the people running our banking system aren't doing presently, today, in the here and now, without being prosecuted for it?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:30 PM
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23. And Ken Lay, RIP -- ?
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