Jeffrey Keith Skilling is an American former businessman and convicted felon best known as the CEO of Enron Corporation during the Enron scandal. In 2006, he was convicted of federal felony charges relating to Enron's collapse and eventually sentenced to 24 years in prison. The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in the appeal of the case March 1, 2010. On June 24, 2010, the Supreme Court vacated part of Skilling's conviction and transferred the case back to the lower court for resentencing. In April 2011, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the verdict would have been the same despite the legal issues being discussed, and Skilling's conviction was confirmed; however, the court ruled Skilling should be resentenced. Skilling appealed this new decision to the Supreme Court, but the appeal was denied.
|Born:||Jeffrey Keith Skilling, November 25, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Southern Methodist University, Harvard Business School|
|Occupation:||Former CEO of Enron|
|Criminal charge:||Conspiracy, securities fraud, false statement, insider trading|
|Criminal penalty:||14 years in federal prison (originally 24 years), $45 million fine, sentence reduced as a result of Skilling v. United States|
|Relatives:||Tom Skilling (brother)|
About Jeffrey Skilling
Former president of Enron who was convicted of felony and sentenced to 24 years in prison.
He attended Southern Methodist University and Harvard Business School.
He was featured in a PBS Frontline interview in 2001.
His second marriage was to Rebecca Carter in 2002.
He worked with Andrew Fastow.
Information related to Jeffrey Skilling
- https://www.forbes.com/2002/03/19/jskilling.html Jeffrey Skilling at https://www.forbes.com/ Forbes.com
- https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115051421649883254?mod=hps_us_pageone Jeffrey Skilling post-conviction interview of 17 June 2006 with The Wall Street Journal (paywall)
- http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/enron/3979465.html Jeffrey Skilling "suicide interview" available at Houston Chronicle