Former Enron CEO Skilling appeals to Supreme Court
DALLAS — Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review convictions for his role in the collapse of what was once the nation’s seventh-largest company.
Skilling attorney Daniel Petrocelli said the appeal was filed Monday, asking the nation’s high court to consider whether the federal “honest services” fraud statute was applied correctly. The filing also questions whether Skilling received a fair trial without a change of venue.
In February, similar claims were rejected without a hearing by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Skilling is serving a 24-year prison term that will be reduced after a federal ruling that a sentencing guideline was improperly applied.