LOS ANGELES-- 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.
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.
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.

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