Enron’s Skilling Freed from Jail

The piece linked below is about one o the most notorious figures in the history of the study of business ethics: Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron. Skilling is finally out of jail, after serving 12 years of a 24-year sentence. Interesting question: is he employable? Where? Should he be employable? He was once a talented executive. Can that talent be harnessed, and put to honest use?

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LINK: Jeffrey Skilling, Former Enron Chief, Released After 12 Years in Prison – The New York Times (by Matt Stevens and Matthew Haag for The NYT)

Jeffrey K. Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron whose lies contributed to the sudden collapse of the energy company in one of the country’s most high-profile cases of corporate fraud, was released from federal custody on Thursday after serving more than 12 years in prison, the federal authorities said.

Mr. Skilling, 65, was released from a halfway house in Texas, his final stop in the federal prison system after being held at a prison camp in Alabama and a prison in Colorado, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said on Friday. A lawyer for Mr. Skilling did not respond to a message seeking comment.

Mr. Skilling was one of several Enron leaders who….

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