Prison is just one part of the penalty that Enron's Lay and Skilling face
U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, who presided over their trial, can impose fines and order millions of dollars of restitution. Since Mr. Skilling was convicted on one count of insider trading, involving a $15 million sale of Enron stock, the government could move to seize that amount.
Mr. Skilling also faces a substantial claim on his remaining assets by his defense team for legal bills. (Mr. Lay wasn't charged with insider trading.) Both men also still face potentially large civil liabilities from shareholder lawsuits. . . .