On The Stand, Skilling Maintains “Absolute Innocence”

Law360 (April 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When former Enron Corp. president Jeffrey Skilling learned that news of the failing company’s impending doom had broken, he “went to pieces,” according to testimony he gave today in his much-anticipated first appearance on the stand.

"I think it's probably fair to say that all I was doing at that time was going to pieces," Skilling testified. "It was a little embarrassing. I started drinking. My fiance and I went out to dinner and had some wine and stuff and I just started drinking...I cried. I...
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