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Former Enron CEO Skilling released from custody
Jeffrey Skilling, founder and ex-Enron CEO imprisoned for his involvement in the high-profile corporate fraud scandal publicized in 2001, was released from federal custody on Thursday after serving more than 12 years in prison. A jury convicted Sk (More)
Indiana governor signs bill permitting 'Dreamers' to obtain professional licenses
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Wednesday signed SB 419 , legislation that permits immigrants representing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients to obtain "professional or occupational" licenses within the state. Spec (More)
Federal appeals court denies new trial for ex-HealthSouth CEO
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday denied a new trial for former chief executive officer of HealthSouth Richard Scrushy . The decision upheld Scrushy's 2006 conviction of exchanging $500,000 with former Alabama governor Do (More)
Enron ex-CEO's prison sentence reduced
Judge Simeon Lake of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Friday reduced the prison sentence of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling from more than 24 years in prison to 14 years. As a term of the deal reached between Skilling (More)
Federal appeals court denies Illinois ex-governor's appeal for release
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court's denial of motion submitted by former Illinois governor George Ryan seeking his release from prison. Ryan argued that he was convicted under pre-Skilling v. United St (More)
Supreme Court orders appeals court to reconsider Illinois ex-governor Ryan's appeal
The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reconsider former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal in light of Wood v. Milyard [SCOTUS blog backgrounder; JURIST report]. Wood, which was decided just (More)
Supreme Court denies new trial for Enron ex-CEO
The US Supreme Court declined review in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling on Monday. The court, without any comment, allowed to stand the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit , which ruled the errors were harmles (More)
Federal appeals court upholds Merrill Lynch executive conviction in Enron affair
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of ex-Merrill Lynch executive James Brown stemming from his role in the Enron fraud scandal . Brown was indicted on five counts in 2003 stemming from a 1999 transaction in which Merrill took (More)
Federal appeals court upholds Illinois ex-governor Ryan's corruption conviction
An appeals court on Wednesday rejected convicted former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal seeking to overturn his 2006 conviction on corruption charges. The 77-year-old Ryan was convicted in 2006 on multiple counts of corruption and fraud in (More)
Eleventh Circuit strikes bribery charges against ex-governor, ex-HealthSouth CEO
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday reversed two bribery charges against former Alabama governor Don Siegelman [personal profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy and remanded the case for r (More)
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