U.S. SC won't hear Skilling case again

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 17, 2012


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not consider another appeal by former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling.

Skilling, in his second appeal to the nation's high court in two years, was challenging his conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges.

In 2006, he was convicted of multiple federal felony charges relating to Enron's collapse in 2001.

He was fined $45 million and is currently serving a 24-year, four-month prison sentence at a low-security federal prison in Colorado.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Skilling's first appeal of the case in March 2010.

That June, the Court vacated part of his conviction and remanded the case to a lower court for further proceedings.

In April last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Skilling's conviction.

Skilling, in turn, appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In an order list filed Monday, the Court denied Skilling's petition for writ of certiorari.

According to the order, Justice Elena Kagan took no part in the consideration of the decision.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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