LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for former Enron President Jeff Skilling says the U.S. Bureau of Prisons denied his client’s request for a temporary release from prison to attend his son’s funeral.
Attorney Daniel Petrocelli told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the request was denied without explanation. The denial of Skilling’s request to attend the funeral was first reported by CNBC.READ MORE: Young Boy Dead, 2 Others Wounded In Wilmington Shooting
He says John Taylor Skilling’s funeral was Monday. The 20-year-old was found dead in his Santa Ana home last week.
The cause of death is pending toxicology tests.READ MORE: Ducks Fall Short Against Capitals In 4-3 Shootout Loss
Jeff Skilling was the highest-ranking executive to be punished for Enron’s downfall. He is serving a 24-year sentence in federal prison for fraud, insider trading and lying to auditors.
He is appealing his conviction.MORE NEWS: New Recall Efforts Launched Against LA County District Attorney George Gascón
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