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Jeffrey Skilling, the former head of Enron Corp., sentenced to 24 years in prison for his conviction for the company's spectacular collapse, has The Houston Chronicle was released on Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.
A spokesperson for the US Bureau of Prison confirmed to Reuters that Thursday was the date for the release of skilling, but refuses further details and cites privacy issues.
The 65-year-old skilling was turned from an Alabama prison camp into a facility for reentry in Houston, Houston, in August 2018, where Enron faced the collapse of bankruptcy in the year 2001 was settled. The widespread fraud in accounting and corruption was revealed. The energy company The Tegration threw thousands of people off the work, triggered federal investigations and caused the Congress to take action against corporate accounting abuses.
Skilling, who abruptly resigned as Enron's Chief Executive Officer in August 2001 just before he filed for bankruptcy, was arrested in 2004 along with company founder Ken Lay.
A May 2006 Houston-based jury convicted Skilling of conspiracy, securities fraud, insider trading, and lies with examiners. In his role as CEO, he remained on the façade of success following the collapse of Enron's energy business.
In 2013, a federal judge shortened his 24-year jail sentence to 14 years and accepted an agreement between prosecutors and the lawyers of Skilling to terminate the appeals years.
Under the deal, over $ 40 million of skill funds were made frozen since his conviction to the victims of the system.
Lay found guilty of conspiracy and fraud on several occasions Six weeks after completing the trial, he died of heart failure at the age of 64, causing a federal judge to give up his sentence. (Report by Dan Whitcomb, edited by Tom Brown)