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Supreme Court Turns Down Skilling
It looks like Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron CEO, is going to have to continue serving his sentence. Skilling, who has been in prison since 2006 for his role in the Enron scandal, had pinned his hopes on getting the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction based on prosecutor's use of the "honest services fraud theory," according to the New York Times.
However, the court refused to hear the appeal, letting an earlier ruling stand. A federal appeals court had already ruled that "any error committed by the trial judge was 'harmless,'” the Times continued. However, the article noted that Skilling may have a chance of reducing his 24-year sentence to "correct an earlier error in the case."