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November 13, 2006

Closing chapter 1 of the Enron sentencings

As the Houston Chronicle details here, a number of the remaining Enron-related sentencings will take place this week: Richard Causey will be sentenced on Wednesday, and Mark Koenig and Michael Kopper are set for sentencing on Friday.  White Collar Crime Prof Blog here is promising analysis throughout this week.

I consider these sentencings only the close of Chapter 1 because Jeff Skilling is sure to pursue some sentencing issues on appeal.  And that appeal could be significantly impacted by the two now-pending SCOTUS cases on reasonableness review, Claiborne and Rita (background here).  The outcome in the Rita case, which involves review of a relatively lengthy within-guideline sentence for a first offender, could be especially important to Mr. Skilling's fate.

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