Nov 12, 2013

Enron revisited in Supreme Court whistle-blower case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court looked back Tuesday at the collapse of energy giant Enron to determine who is protected from retaliation after blowing the whistle on a company’s misdeeds. The justices heard arguments in an appeal brought by two former employees of companies that run the Fidelity family of mutual funds. The workers claimed […]

Jun 21, 2013

Ex-Enron CEO Skilling resentenced to 14 years

HOUSTON — One of the country’s most notorious financial scandals came to a protracted legal conclusion Friday as ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling — already in prison for his role in the once-mighty energy giant’s collapse — was resentenced to 14 years as part of a court-ordered reduction and a separate agreement with prosecutors. Skilling […]

May 8, 2013

Deal would reduce sentence for Enron’s Skilling

HOUSTON — Convicted ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling’s more than 24-year prison sentence for his role in the once mighty energy giant’s collapse could be trimmed by as many as 10 years if a federal judge approves an agreement reached Wednesday between prosecutors and defense attorneys. Under the agreement, Skilling’s original sentence will be reduced […]

Jan 20, 2012

Renowned attorney Bennett to represent Megaupload

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — One of the nation’s most prominent defense lawyers will represent file-sharing website Megaupload on charges that the company used its popular site to orchestrate a massive piracy scheme that enabled millions of illegal downloads of movies and other content. Washington attorney Robert Bennett said Friday that he will represent the company, which […]

Nov 30, 2011

Ex-Enron workers look back with a mix of feelings

HOUSTON — Former Enron Corp. employee George Maddox, who lost his retirement savings when the energy giant collapsed, says he has been forced to spend his golden years making ends meet by mowing pastures and living in a run-down East Texas farmhouse. Maddox, who served 30 years as a plant manager with the company, was […]

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