Madoff vs. Skilling: Who Would Win THAT Prison Brawl?
Allen Stanford: 59 years old. From Mexia, Texas. Knighted for his public service and philanthropy in Antigua, where, coincidentally, he is accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme. Currently being held at a detention facility in Conroe, Texas. Faces life in prison if convicted.
Fun fact: Got a prison beatdown recently that left him with two black eyes.
Jeff Skilling: 55 years old. Born in steel country — Pittsburgh, PA. Serving 24 years for the Enron scandal, one of the biggest U.S. bankruptcies in history that left most of his employees penniless. Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal.
Fun fact: During his entrance interview to Harvard Business School, they apparently asked him if he was smart, to which he replied: “I’m f-ing smart.”
Martha Stewart: 68 years old. Born in Jersey City, NJ. Found guilty of lying to prosecutors over her sale of ImClone stock. Served five months in a federal prison camp while her appeal was pending. The facility, dubbed “Camp Cupcake,” is in West Virginia.
Fun made-up fact: With those mad arts and crafts skills, we’ll bet she can whittle a mean shank.
Bernie Ebbers: 68 years old. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founder of WorldCom. Convicted of fraud and conspiracy that cost WorldCom investors $11 billion. Currently serving 25 years at a federal prison in Louisiana.
Fun fact: Held the title of biggest corporate scandal in U.S. history, until Madoff came along and swiped it from him.
Dennis Kozlowski: 62. Born in Newark, NJ. Former CEO of Tyco. Serving 8.25 to 24 years for swindling $81 million from the company in unauthorized stuff.
Fun fact: Paid $1 million for a toga-themed birthday party for his second wife on the Italian island of Sardinia, featuring an ice sculpture of the famous statue “David” — only this one was urinating Stolichnaya vodka.
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