Dec 13, 2006

"Go Directly To Jail..!"

do not pass Go, do not collect $200, scumbag.

Appeals court to Skilling: Your Freedom Ends Now

HOUSTON — A federal appellate court denied former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling's request to remain free during his appeal Tuesday and ordered him imprisoned immediately.

Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in his two-page order that "Skilling raises no substantial question that is likely to result in the reversal of his convictions on all of the charged counts." As a result, Higginbotham denied Skilling's request for bail pending his appeal and vacated an earlier order staying his prison report date. Skilling is now required to report to a low-security federal prison in Waseca, Minn., to begin serving his 24-year sentence on 19 counts of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading. <more>
In case anyone is keeping score - I am 3-0 on appeals over the last few weeks - NY Times, Scooter Libby (technically, I only threatened to appeal - Judge Walton wisely reconsidered) and now this.

Mega-Kudos to my entire Enron Task Force - especially Sean Berkowitz, Kathryn H. Ruemmler, John C. Hueston and Cliff Stricklin! Great people and great team effort. The only thing I have left to say is NEXT!

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29 Comments:

Blogger A_Loon said...

DITTO. NEXT!!!!!!!!!
Yeeehawwwwwwwwwwwwww

1:00 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, Im gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

- QUEEN

1:27 AM  
Anonymous roland rutcough said...

A loon,

What makes you think you can come in here with a Hasidic Rabbi's hat on?

2:15 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

"Another one bites the dust!"

Skill Skilling just got deep fried!!! Time to hit the next barbecue ;)

http://thinkprogress

I wonder if we'll be able to get back all the money those ENRON bankers and co stole, such a shame what happened to our power industry....

Alternative energy is in the air. ENRON is in the past...

Monpoloy turned into ClinTONopoly, its time we take back our civil rights and keep it!

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

Can't wait for an immedieate report that he actually showed up as ordered!

Last I read he was heading south for his Mexican facelift, oh, oops, I meant family vacation .

Glad he's been ordered to pay his dues. Keep up the good work all you good guys and gals!

4:01 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

Next is the Lyme RICO scam.

See my website re the recommendations for psychotherapy, SAUDI-style, for Alberto Gonzales et al:

"US Corruption, the UN Dead Sea Conference, and Rendering US "scientists" to Saudi Arabia for Psychotherapy"

http://www.actionlyme.org

4:56 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Top o' the mornin' all....just read
yesterday in the WSJ that Mr. Skilling might NOT have to report.
So much for the WSJ. Nicely done
DOJ. Though I'm sure Mrs. Skilling
has a tidy sum socked away somewhere to take the sting out of
this....not so for the families they bilked out of their life savings.

5:27 AM  
Anonymous chu chow fat said...

Pleas come to China for corruption investigation.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Good, another down. Let's get some more, Fitz!

And a warm hello to all fellow bloggers, hope all is going well in your worlds. :)

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good morning all,

that is good news and justice served

have a great day bbl...i'm off to save democracy heehee

t-pda

8:47 AM  
Anonymous markie said...

you are amazing paddy, makes writing that check to the IRS a little less painful.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Good Morning Justice Bloggers & Fitzie...

I'm thrilled that the judge took away his get out of jail free card...I was ticked when I read about the appeal.

Great news, Fitzie...BAM another one down. Congrats and thank you to the Enron Task Force for your smart lawyering, hard work and dedication!

Smart & dedicated lawyers...you know how to pick them, Prosecutor.

Sweet Justice to All.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Josh,

Great to see you on the blog. I hope your soccer season went well this year!

9:31 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Hehe! Mr. Rutcough, it isn't a Rabbi hat. It's an Outlaw Hat, but for Native American powwows, it's my "Rain Hat" because they're not thrilled about cowboys!! It has feathers and beads on the band! LOL!!!

Besides, the internet says my family was Sephardic 500 years ago so why would I wear anything Hasidic? hehehe!! (PS What's Sephardic?) What's Hasidic?!!!!
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(Just got another "DIG" in the mail for state income taxes. Gotta pay for those corrupt Governor trials!)

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a loon is sharp. that's a preety cherokee smile too. :-)

10:15 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

How do these corporations get away with bad practices, bad business, robbing people; and then send these little notices in the mail,

"Class Action Suit" Please contact [Blockbuster] and receive free coupons for more rentals. Are these "class action suits" just gimmicks to bait people into spending more money?

Seems SOME corporations have the "ticket." Slave people for years, collapse with THEIR life savings invested, leave them destitute.

(Not to mention telephone companies and their shenanigans.)

Will we ever know how much AMERICAN money is hidden in secret, foreign accounts, tax-free? Have these corrupt corporate DEVILS a hidden, foreign "nest-egg" for when they "get out," on appeal or "good behavior?"

It's not good when the General Population senses, or anticipates abuse and robbery from those its been conditioned to "TRUST."

10:17 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Awww heck, Anon, silver's sparklin,' wrinkles twinklin' now... haha!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Adios Skilling...

Welcome to the Skillet!

ROFLMAO*)

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Is that Skillet Skilling? LOLMAO

10:54 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Yep, that's deep southern fried Skilling Skillet!!

hee hee hee!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

quote:
Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in his two-page order that "Skilling raises no substantial question that is likely to result in the reversal of his convictions on all of the charged counts."

19 Counts of Conspiracy, Fraud, & Insider Trading..

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Looks like the Skilling Skillet's goose is cooked! hehe

11:05 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

I'm keeping my eye on Ken Lay's widow and kids...

To see what vacation hot spots they wander off too!

;)

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Ken Lay is probably in Paraguay! Keep your eyes on that location! LOL

11:50 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Probably! :)

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q puts her spy glasses on!! hehe

1:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Glad that the court changed their mind to send Unskilling Skilling to the pokey where he belongs.. And that was unfair to give him a free jail card waiting on his appeal when one of his charges was inside trading while the court immediately sentenced Martha Stewart to report to prison for 5 months on inside trading. If the courts sent a message to Ms. Stewart, they need to send the same message to Skilling: no more no less...

1:26 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
Glad that the court changed their mind to send Unskilling Skilling to the pokey where he belongs.. And that was unfair to give him a free jail card waiting on his appeal when one of his charges was inside trading while the court immediately sentenced Martha Stewart to report to prison for 5 months on inside trading. If the courts sent a message to Ms. Stewart, they need to send the same message to Skilling: no more no less...

It feels like everyone just woke up after the Elections and it's good to see! To me it seemed like everyone was in a fog of delusion.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"It feels like everyone just woke up after the Elections and it's good to see! To me it seemed like everyone was in a fog of delusion."

GEF:

I was a bit worried yesterday with the justice system when I heard that Skilling was getting a free card.. I know alot of he public were angry that Skilling would have roaming the streets and not be put in prison.. When I mention Ms. Stewart, Sam Waksel, Stewart's friend and Ex-CEO of ImClone who was charged with inside trading was immediately sent to prison for 7 years.. So, I am glad that courts woke up and smell the coffee...

2:18 PM  

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