Friday, July 07, 2006

Lay's Death May Set Skilling Free

WASHINGTON -- Kenneth Lay's sudden death could prove to be an unexpected legal bequest to Jeffrey Skilling, his co-defendant in the landmark Enron Corp. fraud case.

Mr. Skilling's legal team will almost certainly invoke Mr. Lay's demise to try to reverse his own fraud and conspiracy conviction or demand a retrial, legal experts said yesterday.
That's because Mr. Lay's death Wednesday of an apparent heart attack effectively voids the entire case against the Enron founder, including the guilty verdict.

Mr. Skilling, the former Enron chief executive officer who is appealing his own conviction, could now argue that much of the evidence against him stems from a case that no longer exists, argued lawyer Jacob Frenkel, a former federal prosecutor and white collar crime specialist.

Here's the link.

Is this crazy or what? It's like anyone can go ahead and steal however much they want, and then get away with it.

6 comments:

FlippingChipmunk said...

That pisses me off. Really, really bad. I swear, MJ gets to molest kids, Lil' Kim commits perjury & barely gets in trouble, Martha did whatever she did & was locked in a nice prison. Don't even get me started on that Kennedy guy who was caught drunk driving.

Analyst Catalyst said...

Yeah, and a lot of people think that Teddy Kennedy basically killed a woman back in the seventies by letting her drown...

It's nice to be rich, I guess.

FlippingChipmunk said...

I just thought of another: OJ Simpson! Robert Blake!

Well, if you ask them, they'd say it's very difficult to be rich & famous.

Thinking in Ohio said...

You know I was annoyed by this before I read this post... but your list, Flip!?! Now I really am ticked off! I guess the justice system really is screwed up. *Hopefully* the enron jerk won't succed in getting off... hopefully...

Red Riding Hood said...

He's not dead. (my opinion)

FlippingChipmunk said...

Well, Thinking In Ohio, I do what I can! You're welcome!