October 23, 2006
Tastes great, more Skilling
As this headline suggests, I am getting a bit punchy following the Houston Chronicle's live blogging of the Skilling sentencing. Still, I cannot turn away, and these posts have something for everyone:
- It begins
- Sentencing enhancements
- Skilling's statement (in part)
- Victims start to speak
- Victims in favor of leniency for Skilling
In addition, I see that here that White Collar Crime Prof Blog has collected a lot of "Background on Skilling." And, speaking of collecting posts, here's my recent work in this arena:
- Skilling sentencing questions (and predictions?)
- More pre-game coverage of Skilling sentencing
- Still more Skilling sentencing pre-game analysis
- Enron sentencing archive
UPDATE: The Houston Chronicle's blog reports here that it is now time for attorney arguments that now Judge Lake has "said under guidelines Skilling would be faced with between 292 and 365 months in jail. He may depart from that, however."
MORE: It seems that the sentencing hearing is wrapping up with Skilling's lawyer presenting argument; Skilling's sentence may soon be announced. But I now need to go teach a two-hour class, so I may be the last interested person to find out what number Judge Lake picks. Of course, that should not stop readers from noting and debating that number in the comments.
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292 months (24 years, 4 months) -- bottom of the Guidelines Range. I'm not sufficiently familiar with the case to offer an opinion on that.
Posted by: WB | Oct 23, 2006 4:08:30 PM
From what I've read on the internet, Mr. Skilling was sentenced to 24 years, 4 months, or bottom-end guidelines. Bond on appeal was denied, but he remains at home, on tether, until told when and where to report to prison. The judge recommended a prison in North Carolina. Two drunk-in-public convictions, after the jury verdict in this case, probably did not help the request for bond on appeal. I'm a defense lawyer in Michigan.
Posted by: Greg Jones | Oct 23, 2006 5:01:00 PM