Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling has asked a federal judge to throw out his May conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges.Skilling, 52, was found guilty on 19 counts of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying to auditors in the investigation following Enron’s collapse. He faces 20 to 30 years in prison for the charges and will be sentenced on Oct. 23.

Citing a successful appeal in another Enron case, Skilling joined other convicted Enron executives in asking Judge Sim Lake to void his guilty verdict. The request was filed as part of a motion to remain free pending an appeal he plans to file after his sentencing.

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