U.S. appeals court upholds Jeff Skilling conviction

Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling was unsuccessful in his latest bid to overturn his criminal conviction as a U.S. appeals court called any errors in his trial “harmless.”

A jury convicted Skilling in 2006 on 19 counts, including conspiracy and securities fraud, in connection with the collapse of the one-time energy trading giant. Prosecutors said Skilling’s fraud was an elaborate ruse to fool investors into believing the shaky company was healthy.

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