Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’s Prison Term Cut To 14 Years From 24 Years

Former Enron CEO Skilling’s prison term cut to 14 years (Reuters, June 21, 2013):

HOUSTON, June 21 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday cut former Enron Corp Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling’s prison sentence to 14 years from 24 years as part of a deal with prosecutors.

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Ex-Enron Chief’s Son John Taylor Skilling Dies of Possible Overdose

Paramedics Found a Bottle of Prescription Drugs by His Bed

John Taylor Skilling, a 20-year-old communications major at Chapman College in Orange, Calif., and the son of imprisoned ex-Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling, was found dead from what police say was a drug overdose.

Paramedics broke into his apartment after friends were concerned and found Skilling in the bedroom with a bottle of prescription drugs by his bed.

“They were supposed to meet him for dinner and he didn’t show up and they knew he was despondent over a recent break-up with a girlfriend,” Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna told Reuters. “They looked in the window and they could see him lying on the bed.”

“We don’t know yet if it’s a possible accidental overdose or suicide,” he said.

John Taylor Skilling, or JT as he was called, was 15 when his father was sentenced to a 24 years in a federal prison in Englewood, Colo.

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