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Thursday, February 19, 2004

Enron Exec Jeffrey Skilling Indicted
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was handcuffed and hauled into court today, where he plead innocent to 42 counts of conspiracy, fraud, and insider trading. Skilling jumped ship from Enron a few months before the stack of lies that it had built its foundation upon collapsed.

Skilling is innocent until proven guilty, but he is charged with some pretty serious crimes. He reportedly pocketed tens of millions of dollars by selling his stock while misleading shareholders, pensioners, and the public about Enron's finances.

Politicians have tried very hard to describe Enron as a business scandal, but not a political one. But Skilling certainly made his share of political contributions. I've pasted below the results of a search I conducted at the Federal Election Commission's website. Skilling gave $100,000 to the Republican Party, gave generously and regularly to the Enron political action committee, and routinely dished out a thousand bucks to Republican and Democrat politicians. Seems like the question that these politicians must now answer is, "Why did a guy like Jeffrey Skilling like you enough to give you so much money?" They'll surely claim that they gave Skilling no special favors. Many of them may never have even met the guy. But Jeffrey Skilling doesn't seem like a fellow who just fell off the potato patch yesterday. He knew how to move money around to get results that were in his interests. His ability to back politicians that served those interests comes at the expense of the rest of us.

Non-Federal Receipts "Exempt From Limits"

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77005

NRCCC - NON FEDERAL #1
08/01/1997 25000.00 98032662682

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098

RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
05/29/1998 25000.00 98033182099

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORPORATION

RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
06/30/2000 50000.00 20035763592

Total Soft Money: 100000.00


Contributions to Political Committees

SKILLING, JEFF
HOUSTON, TX 77002
ENRON

WAREING, PETER STAUB
VIA PETER WAREING FOR CONGRESS
03/15/1999 1000.00 99034660165

SKILLING, JEFFREY
HOUSTON, TX 77005
ENRON

CRAPO, MICHAEL D
VIA MIKE CRAPO FOR US SENATE
09/03/1998 1000.00 98020203878

SKILLING, JEFFREY
HOUSTON, TX 77005
ENRON CAPITAL & TRADE

AMERICANS FOR A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY (ARMPAC)
10/30/1998 5000.00 98033993882
04/02/1999 5000.00 99034500028

SKILLING, JEFFREY
HOUSTON, TX 77019
ENRON CORP./PRESIDENT AND CEO

ENRON CORP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INC.
08/15/2001 1041.00 22990150269

SKILLING, JEFFREY
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON

COMBEST, LARRY ED
VIA COMBEST CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE
06/14/1999 500.00 99034730572

GORTON, SLADE
VIA FRIENDS FOR SLADE GORTON
03/08/1999 1000.00 99020100321

SKILLING, JEFFREY
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORP

AMERICAN DREAM PAC
06/16/2000 1000.00 20035832351

MCCOLLUM, BILL
VIA BILL MCCOLLUM FOR US SENATE
10/29/1999 500.00 20020081472

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W.
VIA STENHOLM FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
06/30/1999 500.00 99034734183

SKILLING, JEFFREY
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORPORATION

HASTERT, J DENNIS
VIA HASTERT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
10/12/1998 1000.00 98033800961

WHITMAN, CHRISTINE TODD
VIA WHITMAN FOR US SENATE
08/24/1999 1000.00 20020051958

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77002
ENRON

SCHUMER, CHARLES E
VIA SCHUMER '98
06/15/1998 1000.00 98020153427
10/16/1998 1000.00 98020290194

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77005
ENRON CAPITAL & TRADE RESOURCES

D'AMATO, ALFONSE M
VIA FRIENDS OF SENATOR D'AMATO (1998 COMMITTEE)
05/21/1997 1000.00 97020101330

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77005
ENRON CORP

BOND, CHRISTOPHER S
VIA MISSOURIANS FOR KIT BOND
06/24/1997 1000.00 97020100644

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77005
ENRON GAS

HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY
VIA KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON FOR SENATE COMMITTEE
03/21/1997 1000.00 97020071916

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098

LAZIO, RICK A
VIA LAZIO 2000 INC
09/03/2000 1000.00 21020063254

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
CORP

ENRON CORP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INC.
01/31/1997 250.00 97032023299
02/28/1997 250.00 97032023299
03/31/1997 250.00 97032023299
04/30/1997 250.00 97032023299

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON

SCHUMER, CHARLES E
VIA FRIENDS OF SCHUMER
08/14/2001 1000.00 22020130471
08/14/2001 1000.00 22020130470

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORP

MARKEY, EDWARD JOHN
VIA MARKEY FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
03/25/1999 1000.00 99034681505
10/12/1999 1000.00 20035120021

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD
VIA GORDON SMITH FOR U S SENATE COMMITTEE INC (96)
12/18/1997 500.00 98020060105

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES

ENRON CORP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INC.
05/31/1997 250.00 97032314962
06/30/1997 250.00 97032314962
07/31/1997 250.00 98032764810
08/31/1997 250.00 98032764810
09/30/1997 250.00 98032764810
10/31/1997 250.00 98032764810
11/18/1997 250.00 98032764810
12/23/1997 250.00 98032764810
01/27/1998 250.00 98032833442
02/23/1998 250.00 98032893605
03/24/1998 250.00 98033044221
04/17/1998 250.00 98033143174
05/22/1998 250.00 98033190866
06/25/1998 250.00 98033330546
07/24/1998 250.00 98033482101
08/24/1998 250.00 98033563849
09/25/1998 250.00 98033852419
10/23/1998 250.00 98034083244
11/23/1998 250.00 98034083244
12/23/1998 250.00 99034242977
01/25/1999 250.00 99034652307

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORPORATION

BURNS, CONRAD
VIA FRIENDS OF CONRAD BURNS - 2000
06/15/2000 1000.00 20020181817

DELAY, THOMAS DALE
VIA TOM DELAY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE
08/30/1999 1000.00 20035141149
11/01/2000 1000.00 20036664666

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ERON CORPORATION

BUSH, GEORGE W
VIA BUSH FOR PRESIDENT INC.
03/29/1999 1000.00 99034441714

SKILLING, JEFFREY K
WORTHINGTON, OH 43085

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
11/08/2002 -13.00 23990766860

SKILLING, JEFFREY K. MR.
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES/PRES

ENRON CORP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INC.
01/17/2000 208.00 20990043791
01/31/2000 208.00 20990043791
02/15/2000 208.00 20990070389
02/29/2000 208.00 20990070389
03/24/2000 208.00 20990094136
03/31/2000 208.00 20990094136
04/15/2000 208.00 20990112422
04/30/2000 208.00 20990112422
05/15/2000 208.00 20990152121
05/31/2000 208.00 20990152121
06/15/2000 208.00 20990167982
06/30/2000 208.00 20990167982

SKILLING, JEFFREY K. MR.
HOUSTON, TX 77098
ENRON CORP AND SUBSIDIARIES/PRESI

ENRON CORP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE INC.
07/15/2000 208.00 20990185717
07/31/2000 208.00 20990185717
08/15/2000 208.00 20990208634
08/31/2000 208.00 20990208635
09/15/2000 208.00 20990226190
09/29/2000 208.00 20990226190
10/13/2000 208.00 20990233570
10/31/2000 208.00 20990253379
11/15/2000 208.00 20990253379
11/30/2000 208.00 21990017242
12/15/2000 208.00 21990017242
12/29/2000 208.00 21990017242

Total Contributions: 44270.00

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