Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling may be released early

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HOUSTON, TX – The biggest scandal to come out of Houston (next to Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction”) is back in the headlines.

Former Enron Chief Executive Jeff Skilling is supposed to be in the slammer until 2028, but the king of scheme might weasel his way of his 24-year sentence.

The U.S. Justice Department announced it’s considering an agreement with Skilling that could end in a re-sentencing and a lesser term.

All those people who lost all that money back in 2001 have the chance to object by April 17, and we’ll probably hear from a bunch of them. It’s been more than a decade, but they’re still pretty ticked.

All a new sentence means for them is delay in seeing any of the $45 million in restitution Skilling agreed to pay.

We wonder what he’ll do if he gets out early. We can see his resume now: accounting fraud, corruption, liar!

Nice skills-set, Skilling.