Desks belonging to Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are up for auction on eBay with the proceeds going to help a Houston-area animal charity. From CNNMoney:
Lay and Skilling, who also served as CEO, were convicted in May 2006 for their role in the accounting fraud that led to the collapse of Enron in 2001. The bankruptcy erased billions in investors’ money and wiped out the pensions of thousands of Enron employees.
The custom-made desks with “an elegant Makore Pommelle veneer” have a minimum bid of $25,000 each, which so far has not been met. The auction began Friday and runs for 10 days.
Skilling is currently serving a 24- year prison term. Lay passed away last July. The desks were donated by the firm that bought Enron’s former headquarters.—MEGHANN MARCO