Enron CEO's Appeal Questions Feds' Tactics

Law360, New York (September 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Former Enron Corp. boss Jeffrey Skilling is seeking to reverse his conviction on securities fraud charges, accusing prosecutors of “cutting corners and bending the rules” in his criminal case.

Skilling filed an appeal brief on Friday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which pushes for a retrial or a reduction in his 24-year prison term.

The former Enron chief executive was convicted in May 2006 on 19 counts of conspiracy, fraud, insider-trading and making false statements. He began serving his sentence in...
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