Skilling Pins Hopes On 5th Circuit Ruling

Law360 (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday, attorneys for convicted former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling will maintain that they should have had access to important evidence from a pivotal government witness and that Skilling's 24-year sentence is too harsh.

The proceedings before the three-judge panel in New Orleans come about 18 months after the fallen executive was sentenced for his convictions on 19 counts of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying to auditors for his alleged role in the...
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