Still maintaining his innocence, former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced Monday to 24 years for his role in the collapse of the energy giant. Skilling’s remaining assets will be liquidated, with about $45 million going to a victims’ fund.
Even scarier than the 12,000 figure: Earth is within one degree Celsius of the maximum temperature of the past million years. (Above: Richard Branson pledges $3 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative to fund research into alternative energy sources.)
The 20-year-old set out to damage computer networks and send massive amounts of spam. Any computer user who has ever been the victim of a virus, worm or Trojan horse shall be excused the schadenfreude he or she feels at the news of this lengthy prison sentence.