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So Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron, went to prison today down at a minimum-security facility in Waseca. He'll be there for something like 24 years, give oe take-- at least that was his sentence.

He will very possibly work while he's there, in some prison jobs. If he works full-time for every possible day for 24 years, he will make less money than he made in one hour as Enron CEO.

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ignusfaatus
Dec. 15th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
24 yrs seems excessive. I would go for 8 to ten with parolle
magicmarmot
Dec. 15th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
I doubt if he will serve the entire 24 years.

The rather egregious nature of the crime probably called for the lengthy sentence. The prison itself used to be a college campus, and the inmates stay in the old dorms.
g33kgoddess
Dec. 15th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
I heard on the news - 3 inmates to one "dorm" room. Plus, there aren't that many white collar criminals there. He'll be in with all sorts of offenders.

Good. I'm sure the people who worked hard all their lives and ended up with zero financial security in their elderly years would have wished him something far more harsh.
magicmarmot
Dec. 16th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
I think there is an element of wake-up call that will happen, probably several times. Things like pooping with other people in the room, not having catered meals, no golfing, having to do laundry...
avindair
Dec. 15th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
Huh?

The guy oversaw an organization that willfully robbed his workers of their pensions.

24 years in a minimum security facility is getting off light.
sageincave
Dec. 15th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
He stole from thousands of employees and stockholders, as far as I'm concerned. Grand larceny, anyone?
magicmarmot
Dec. 15th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
19 counts of the original 28. He was CEO for less than a year, and ruined thousands of lives, all for the sake of greed.
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