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4 comments June 17th, 2006at 07:13pm Posted by Eli

Stories like this just make my heart so sad…

Former Enron Corp. President Jeffrey Skilling says he contemplated suicide after his company crumbled and authorities began to ratchet up legal pressure on him.

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Skilling, 52, said he sought psychiatric help but was only able to emerge from a deep, two-year malaise after his 2004 indictment in which he was charged with conspiracy, fraud and insider trading, among other counts.

(snip)

During those couple of years of depression, Skilling said he turned into a recluse, retreating to his mansion in an upscale part of Houston, where he lingered in bed and obsessively followed coverage of the scandal.

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Skilling also said he endured two weeks in the Utah wilderness, hiking 30 miles a day, to prepare for the exhausting trial. During that time, he ate caterpillars and worms.

Life can be so cruel and unfair. And, well, kind of icky.

Entry Filed under: Wankers,Weirdness

4 Comments

  • 1. flory  |  June 17th, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Why do I suspect we’re talking Gummi caterpillars and Belgium chocolate worms here?

  • 2. dan mcenroe  |  June 17th, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    well, after what he did a lot of former employees are going to spend their retirement eating that shit too.

  • 3. Ripley  |  June 18th, 2006 at 12:47 am

    Skilling also said he endured two weeks in the Utah wilderness, hiking 30 miles a day

    Really…??

    I’ve been on a few treadmills in my day. If Skilling can maintain 3mph for 10 hrs/day he’s a better man than I am.

    And he’s not.

    ‘Vat, suddenly Mr Big Shot is a Marathon Man? Feh! Your hiking shorts make you look like a girl! Putz with boots is vat they should call you!’

  • 4. Eli  |  June 18th, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Dan and Rip, both of those thoughts occurred to me also.

    The whole thing kinda smells like bullshit.

    Plus he was only distraught about getting caught; there’s no actual remorse about his crimes.


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