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  • Lay's death could set Skilling free

    07/07/2006 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Sunshine55 · 45 replies · 1,703+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 07/07/06 | BARRIE MCKENNA
    Lawyers likely to argue that entire case has effectively been voided BARRIE MCKENNA WASHINGTON -- Kenneth Lay's sudden death could prove to be an unexpected legal bequest to Jeffrey Skilling, his co-defendant in the landmark Enron Corp. fraud case. Mr. Skilling's legal team will almost certainly invoke Mr. Lay's demise to try to reverse his own fraud and conspiracy conviction or demand a retrial, legal experts said yesterday. That's because Mr. Lay's death Wednesday of an apparent heart attack effectively voids the entire case against the Enron founder, including the guilty verdict. Mr. Skilling, the former Enron chief executive officer...
  • How Ken Lay cheated Justice

    07/06/2006 3:02:26 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 55 replies · 1,695+ views ^ | today |
    With his death from a massive heart attack on Wednesday, Ken Lay cheated justice. And then some. Not only will the Enron founder not end his days in prison, but according to legal precedent, his entire case will be erased from the records.
  • Ken Lay's Final Loophole

    07/06/2006 7:39:44 AM PDT · by toaster · 134 replies · 3,557+ views
    ...because Ken Lay's case may still have been appealed, Lay's death expunges the conviction from his record. This means that any orders to vacate his wealth are annulled, and his family gets to keep millions of dollars that they likely would have lost had he gone to jail.
  • Ken Lay has died (heart attack)

    07/05/2006 7:03:35 AM PDT · by ElRushbo · 514 replies · 21,476+ views
    Reuters | 7/5/06
    cause of death unknown
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Former Enron Energy Trader Faces Charges

    12/04/2003 8:28:56 PM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 404+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Thu, Dec 04, 2003 | DAVID KRAVETS
    SAN FRANCISCO - A former Enron Corp. executive was charged in a superseding indictment Thursday with 11 counts of conspiracy and fraud in connection with the company's manipulation of energy markets during California's power crisis. John Forney, 41, of Ohio, is the third former Enron official to be charged with illegally manipulating California's electricity prices from the company's Portland, Ore., office. His attorney said he is innocent and will fight the charges at trial. Two other former Enron energy traders pleaded guilty and are cooperating in the federal investigation into Enron's role in the energy debacle, which bankrupted Pacific Gas...
  • 2 years later, most Enron survivors back on feet

    12/02/2003 10:16:18 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 393+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/1/03 | David Kaplin
    Two years ago today it all came crashing down at Enron Corp. Two years and one week ago Brandon Rigney saw bankruptcy coming, so he quit his job as Enron's Web master. Rather than look for work right away, he began building an online bulletin board to help the 4,500 people who would soon be jobless. Rigney's Web site,, named for the address of the company's headquarters, became an invaluable tool for the ex-Enron community and those still there, a way to network and stay in touch. Last Thursday, vanished from the Internet, because Rigney did not renew...
  • Reports of Federal Warrants are being served at the Municipal Services Building in Phila.

    10/10/2003 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Dog · 177 replies · 1,011+ views
    Local NBC station in Philly is reporting federal warrants are being served in at the Municipal Services Building. There is also a report of an emergency meeting of Mayor Street's cabinet taking place right now..
  • Enron and Clinton- Dirty Deals and the DNC Cash Machine

    05/16/2003 10:48:57 AM PDT · by backhoe · 7 replies · 1,699+ views
    SoftWar! ^ | 04-16-03 | by Charles R. Smith ENRON documents Enron and Clintonby Charles R. Smith Dirty Deals and the DNC Cash Machine Fiction writers documented the fall of Enron as a scandal to be linked toPresident Bush. Yet the U.S. Commerce Department has just released over 5,000pages of documents that detail the Enron scandal during the Clinton years. The Commerce materials outline a long-standing and very close relationshipbetween the Clinton administration and Enron. For example, in March 1999 U.S.Commerce Secretary William Daley's trade delegation to China produced severalsweet business deals, including a special little gem for Enron. Enron International China Pipeline, a wholly owned subsidiary...
  • Investigators: Enron taxes 'eye-popping'

    02/12/2003 10:26:10 PM PST · by lewislynn · 21 replies · 516+ views
    Feb. 12, 2003, 11:36PM Investigators: Enron taxes 'eye-popping' By DAVID IVANOVICH Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congressional investigators will reveal "eye-popping" details today about executive compensation practices at Enron Corp., as they walk lawmakers through the elaborate strategies the company used to manipulate its taxes and accounting, a key lawmaker said Wednesday. Staff member from the Joint Committee on Taxation will present their findings from a yearlong examination of Enron's tax records to the Senate Finance Committee. These congressional tax experts were asked to determine whether Enron's Byzantine tax strategies were legal. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles...

    01/25/2003 2:28:33 PM PST · by webber · 4 replies · 455+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    CBS Enron Movie Reveals Bias By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid<CBS aired a movie this month call The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron," and in doing so revealed several of their biases and journalistic practices. The movie was based on a book by Brian Cruver, a young business school graduate who joined the Houston energy company just months before a series of revelations led to the downfall and the then-largest bankruptcy in history. There is no doubt that many of the top executives were extremely corrupt, and deserve to go to jail for cooking the books, deceptive transactions,...
  • Enron seeking OK for $29 million in bonuses

    01/24/2003 5:56:04 PM PST · by deport · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1-24-03 | ERIC BERGER
    Jan. 24, 2003, 12:47AM Enron seeking OK for $29 million in bonusesBy ERIC BERGERCopyright 2003 Houston Chronicle It's bonus time at Enron again. After more than 400 days in bankruptcy, the company is seeking court permission for a new round of bonuses totaling $29 million, spread among about 900 employees. This round follows a $140 million retention plan approved last April and $105 million in bonuses paid at the time Enron filed for bankruptcy. Because part of the $140 million package expires at the end of February, Enron officials say the company must assure that certain employees, many of whom...
  • 'Explosive' E-Mails Allowed in Oil Trial

    12/23/2002 7:22:07 PM PST · by Robert357 · 12 replies · 460+ views
    Seattle Post Intellengcer ^ | Monday, December 23, 2002 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    A federal judge ruled Monday that "explosive" e-mails about J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.'s oil deals with Enron could be shown to a jury in a $1.1 billion lawsuit over who should pay for the failed financial pacts. Morgan is suing 11 insurance companies for refusing to pay more than $1 billion for guarantees on failed oil and gas trades arranged between Enron and a Chase-affiliated offshore company called Mahonia Ltd. The Chase affiliate made six deals with Enron beginning in 1998, in which Enron was paid in advance for oil and natural gas to be delivered months or years...

    12/19/2002 11:56:47 PM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 284+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/20/02 | JESSICA SOMMAR
    <p>December 20, 2002 -- Feds are turning up the heat on tough-minded Andrew Fastow by preparing to charge the former Enron chief financial officer's wife.</p> <p>A federal grand jury reportedly has heard testimony about Lea Fastow, who will be 41 next week, regarding money she and the family may have received from Enron.</p>
  • Enron Trades Were Circular, J.P. Morgan Official Testifies

    12/03/2002 9:37:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 464+ views
    Yahoo via Dow jones ^ | Tue Dec 3, 7:33 PM ET | Lingling Wei and Colleen DeBaise Dow Jones Newswires
    NEW YORK -- A series of prepaid oil and gas contracts among Enron Corp. , J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and an offshore entity were complex circular trades that ultimately went back to Enron, a J.P. Morgan official testified Tuesday. The acknowledgment by Philip Levy, J.P. Morgan's associate general counsel, came during the second day of a trial in Manhattan federal court, in which the second-largest U.S. bank hopes to recoup $956 million from 11 insurance companies over Enron-related deals. Mr. Levy said "yes" in response to U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff's question: "The structure was totally circular?"...
  • Enron's legacy: massive change - Reformers' ideas lauded, loathed

    12/01/2002 11:27:42 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 526+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 1, 2002, 10:22AM | DAVID IVANOVICH
    Dec. 1, 2002, 10:22AM Enron's legacy: massive change Reformers' ideas lauded, loathedBy DAVID IVANOVICH RESOURCES Enron series: • How Enron's culture led to its downfall• The jokes and notoriety will fade - eventually • Election fallout expected to be minor • Employees transformed in the aftermath An Enron timeline:• • The aftermath• Making senseof it all: • • • • • • Enron's answers to frequently asked questions The politics: • • • The bankruptcy:• • Enron's Chapter 11 filings• Enron's financial statement - Released June 17, 2002 (Large file: 188 pages PDF, 0.5 MB)• Bankruptcy examiner's report - Released...
  • Senator Releases Documents on Gore Aide's Enron Ties

    11/12/2002 11:13:02 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 315+ views
    New York Times ^ | Wednesday, November 13, 2002 | By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    November 13, 2002 Senator Releases Documents on Gore Aide's Enron TiesBy RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. ASHINGTON, Nov. 12 — In a parting shot at Democrats today, Senator Fred D. Thompson released documents detailing how one of Al Gore's top presidential campaign officials, Johnny Hayes, was paid to do consulting work for Enron during the 2000 campaign. Mr. Hayes was hired to help the company resolve a costly dispute with a federal agency and also to lobby federal energy regulators. Mr. Hayes, who was Mr. Gore's national finance chairman in the 2000 campaign, was paid $100,000 by a prominent law firm,...
  • Enron's role in state power crisis (Sac BEE explains the Enron lie)

    10/27/2002 1:57:35 PM PST · by Robert357 · 11 replies · 654+ views
    Sacarmento BEE ^ | October 27, 2002 | Dale Kasler
    <p>With such menacing names as "Death Star" and "Ricochet," the elaborate trading schemes cooked up by Enron Corp. to hot-wire electricity prices sound like the key to the California energy crisis. The truth isn't so clear. For all its swagger and cleverness -- and despite ex-trader Timothy Belden's guilty plea Oct. 17 to charges of price manipulation -- Enron was something of a supporting player in the drama that consumed California's electricity market during 2000 and 2001, most experts agree. The Houston conglomerate was only a trader: a buyer and seller of electricity produced by others.</p>
  • Credit Suisse Moves to Quell Capital Rise Fears (More x42 Cronies In Financial Trouble)

    10/04/2002 8:14:37 AM PDT · by anymouse · 13 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday October 4, 10:08 am ET | Knut Engelmann
    ZURICH, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse (CSGZn.VX) insisted on Friday it was adequately capitalised, hoping to quash fears it might need to raise fresh capital which sent its ailing shares down over 15 percent to their lowest in over nine years. "Due to the drop in its share price yesterday and today, Credit Suisse Group wishes to announce that it is not aware of any objective reasons prompting this development," Switzerland's second-largest financial conglomerate said in a brief statement. "The group's present capital resources remain adequate, and as stated before, no capital increase of the group is planned," it...
  • Congressional Panel Says Goldman Spun IPOs Widely (Rubin 'Perp Walk' Watch)

    10/02/2002 10:27:11 PM PDT · by anymouse · 7 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday October 2, 11:55 pm ET | Kevin Drawbaugh
    Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs gave officers or directors of 21 favored investment banking clients access to lucrative initial public offerings it managed, said a congressional committee on Wednesday in a scathing report Goldman slammed as "rubbish." The so-called "spinning" of IPOs by Goldman occurred from 1996 to 2000 and allowed numerous high-profile corporate executives to reap hefty profits from new, red-hot, mostly technology and telecommunication issues, said the report from the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. Among those who received the IPO share access from Goldman were former Enron Corp. Chairman Kenneth Lay and former Tyco International chief...