Skilling’s sentence reduced to 14 years

Judge has approved a shortened term for ex-Enron CEO

It could just be four more years for Jeffrey Skilling.

Skilling—the former CEO of Enron Corp. who was sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2006 for conspiracy, securities fraud, insider trading and lying to auditors—reached an agreement with the Department of Justice last month to trim his lengthy sentence to 14 years. A district judge approved the terms of a deal last week, which means Skilling, who has already spent six and a half years behind bars, could walk free as soon as 2017.

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