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Jeff Skilling's Morning in Court

He bit his lip, proclaimed his innocence, wrote a $5 million bail check, and departed after his lawyers slammed the indictments

By Kate Murphy

His hair still wet from a morning shower, his tieless collar open, ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey K. Skilling surrendered to the FBI in Houston shortly before 7 a.m. local time on Feb. 19. After processing, which essentially amounted to putting his pocket change and watch in a Ziploc bag, FBI agents escorted Skilling in handcuffs to the federal courthouse 15 minutes away in the city's downtown business district. Skilling was the latest corporate exec to do his rendition of the humiliating "perp walk" into the courthouse, in the shadow of the two vacant glass skyscrapers that once housed Enron's world headquarters.