Skilling's Get Out of Jail Card

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is spending his first weekend as a free man.

Skilling is free again, after spending more than ten years in federal custody. His sentence was completed and he was released on Thursday.

Skilling was convicted in 2006 of insider trading, securities fraud, conspiracy, and lying to auditors prior to the downfall of the Houston energy giant. Enron imploded in 2001 after years of shady business deals and cooked books.

The 59-year-old former exec was sentenced to 24 years, but got a reduced sentence and went to a halfway house last year. Enron founder Kenneth Lay was convicted of similar charges, but died shortly after the trial.


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