Jeff Skilling Gets Last Minute Stay of Prison Sentence

Enron's Jeff Skilling caught a last minute break from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. He won't have to report to his designated prison at Waseca, MN today.

Skilling has a motion for bail pending appeal under consideration and the Court ruled he can stay out until it is decided.

Skilling has been sentenced to 24 years.

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    Like Rod Stewart said..... (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 08:10:03 AM EST
    some guys get all the luck, some guys get all the breaks.

    Money talks (none / 0) (#2)
    by Che's Lounge on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 09:49:38 AM EST
    AND walks.

    So far, billions stolen from the states, thousands of peoples' retirements destroyed,  and how many of these criminals have paid the price?

    Andy Fastow. And even HE got time to arrange day care.

    (violent comment self deleted)

    Well, who should be surprised when the mastermind is the VP of the United States of Abuck?

    I'll always wonder (none / 0) (#4)
    by scarshapedstar on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 04:21:08 PM EST
    Did anyone actually see Ken Lay's body before it was "cremated"?

    Where'd he go?????? (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 09:57:09 AM EST
    he can stay out until it is decided.

    Skilling has been sentenced to 24 years.

    Jeeze...  could have sworn he was here just a minute ago. Ahem.

    Maybe.... (none / 0) (#5)
    by kdog on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 05:18:56 PM EST
    Skilling and his legal team are figuring they only have to stall for 2 years, then report to prison and get a pardon.  The quick in and out...just like the employees, customers, and shareholders got when he helped bend them all over.

    If every convict got the same treatment...wouldn't that be something, eh?  To all be equal in the eyes of the law...how radical.  

    Lesson for the kids...if you are gonna steal, make sure you are already rich so you can get away with it.

    Update! (none / 0) (#6)
    by Kitt on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 07:35:00 PM EST
    Updated: 26 minutes ago
    HOUSTON - A federal appellate court denied former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling's request to remain free during his appeal Tuesday and ordered him imprisoned immediately.

    Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in his two-page order that "Skilling raises no substantial question that is likely to result in the reversal of his convictions on all of the charged counts."

    As a result, Higginbotham denied Skilling's request for bail pending his appeal and vacated an earlier order staying his prison report date.

    1 day? (none / 0) (#7)
    by Edger on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 08:11:18 PM EST
    That's the same court that  yesterday let him avoid jail till a decision, right? Isn't this a pretty fast decision on his motion? Is that unusual?

    24 years? (none / 0) (#8)
    by Edger on Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 08:15:05 PM EST
    Heh! Anybody seen Jeff since yesterday???