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FEI: Enron Verdict In: Lay, Skilling Guilty on (Virtually) All Counts

FEI: Enron Verdict In: Lay, Skilling Guilty on (Virtually) All Counts

by Rick Turoczy on May 26, 2006

The verdict was front page coverage in many newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, which quoted a Houston trial lawyer calling Lay “a walking metaphor for what the government said was criminal about Enron. The exterior is respectable, but you strip it away and there is a dark underside.” And as noted in the New York Times, the jurors showed a deep dedication to working together over the 17 months of the trial, culminating not only in the verdict, after which they could have gone their separate ways, but in the joint news conference at which all 12 jurors took part. As cited in the NYT, one juror, an elementary school principal, said he questioned how Lay and Skilling could have had their hands “firmly on the wheel,” and yet not known about improper accounting and financial problems at the company. The juror noted that in his job as principal of a school, if one child is lost, he is held responsible in addition to the teacher.

FEI: Enron Verdict In: Lay, Skilling Guilty on (Virtually) All Counts

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