Skilling Asks 5th Circ. To Reverse Conviction

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Lawyers for Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year sentence on charges that he brought down Enron Corp. through fraud, asked a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a 19-count conviction deemed invalid because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to rein in the scope of honest services fraud.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit panel heard arguments from Skilling and the government, which opposes a new trial for the ex-Enron CEO.

The appeals court panel homed in on the question...
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