Ex-Enron CEO Prison Sentence Cut

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We hope he's learned his lesson. Ex-Enron CEO and super-villain, Jeffrey Skilling, currently serving time for his role in one of the most famous financial scandals in recent history, caught a major break today. A federal judge reduced his sentence from 24 years down to 14. Skilling was convicted in 2006 of 19 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, and insider trading. So why the leniency? The energy giant's former frontman wouldn't stop fighting his conviction and the constant appeals were holding up the $40 million in restitution meant for victims. Now he could be out by 2017.