A federal appeals court has upheld the fraud conviction of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. The court heard Skilling’s appeal after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the “honest services” provision of the federal fraud statute. Read how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the conviction, ruling that even if the convictions related to the honest services provision were thrown out, sufficient evidence remained to prove that Skilling had conspired with others to manipulate Enron’s earnings and conceal its losses.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories studied high-value heists of the last three decades to discover principles for designing security systems to protect vital assets. Their conclusions are reported in The Perfect Heist: Recipes from Around the World.
By Rory McMahon; reviewed by Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI
Author Rory McMahon began his career as a probation officer in 1973 and he hasn’t stopped since. Today he is a successful investigator in the private sector and his book, Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, displays his expertise.