Feds May Back Skilling Sentence Cut To Bar Retrial: Expert

Law360, Houston (April 4, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. attorney said Thursday that a revelation by federal authorities that they are considering a sentencing agreement with former Enron Corp. CEO Jeff Skilling might signal the government’s willingness to recommend shaving his 24-year sentence to avoid the specter of a new trial.

Matthew Orwig, who spent 20 years with the Justice Department including six as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas before joining Jones Day, told Law360 that high-profile allegations that prosecutors withheld evidence during Skilling’s 2006 trial could drive...
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