Skilling's mug shot.

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was found guilty in 2006 on charges of fraud, insider trading, and conspiracy related to the energy company’s collapse and was sentenced to 24 years in prison, but a new report says Skilling could see the outside world sooner than expected. [More]

Meet The One-Woman Enron

Meet The One-Woman Enron

A Texas mom has been accused of running her own miniature Enron in order to support her upper middle-class lifestyle and put her son through college. Basically, she borrowed from Peter to pay Paul to buy a Lexus and never paid Peter back. [More]

New Enron Stock Settlement

New Enron Stock Settlement

If you bought individual Enron stock, you might get a piece of a new settlement against all the companies who supported Enron along the way and knew, or should have known, what was up. [TopClassActions]

The 10 Biggest Chapter 11 Bankruptcies In US History

The 10 Biggest Chapter 11 Bankruptcies In US History

CNBC has put together a quick slideshow list of the top 10 largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in US history based on the pre-bankruptcy assets of the companies in question. It really gives you a sense of the incredible scale of the Lehman Brothers filing — the next closest bankruptcy was Worldcom, which had $103.9 billion in assets before the filing — 535.1 BILLION DOLLARS less than Lehman Brothers. Damn.

Enron Class-Action Suit Killed By Supreme Court

Enron Class-Action Suit Killed By Supreme Court

Today the U.S. Supreme Court effectively killed off any chance of a $40 billion class-action lawsuit against the investment firms that did business with Enron. The suit charged that the Wall Street firms were complicit in Enron’s massive corporate fraud fiasco. The Supreme Court, however, just ruled on a similar case last week and found that “third parties – vendors, contractors and consultants such as banks, accountants or attorneys – can’t be sued over corporate fraud unless investors relied on them when making their investing decisions.”

Anybody Wanna Buy An Enron CEO's Desk?

Anybody Wanna Buy An Enron CEO's Desk?

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.

Corporate-Wrongdoing Rules Eased, Yay!

Corporate-Wrongdoing Rules Eased, Yay!

Remember how Sen. Specter wanted those corporate-wrongdoing rules eased last week? Yesterday, his wish came true. In the wake of the 2003 Worldcom scandals, federal prosecutors received new powers in the form of guidelines written by then deputy attorney general, Larry D. Thompson.

Senator Wants Corporate-Wrongdoing Rules Eased

Senator Wants Corporate-Wrongdoing Rules Eased

Sen. Arlen Specter wants to ease the guidelines that helped nail Enron and Arthur Anderson.

The News; Enron Curses All Who Penetrate Its Tomb

The News; Enron Curses All Who Penetrate Its Tomb

• Personally, we’re a slut for love. [NYT] “The Taming of the Slur”

The News

The News

• If you can’t have Lay, there’s always other chips to go with the fish. [CT] “Enron-related case means test for new treaty”

All The News That’s Fit To Self-Immolate

All The News That’s Fit To Self-Immolate

• It’s like that children’s game, would you rather have your hip disintegrate, or your jaw? [CT] “Lawyers gear up to attack Fosamax”

Ken Lay Predicted His Own Death

Ken Lay Predicted His Own Death

The official Ken Lay info page, besides being a prime example of Web 1.0 brochureware, has a letter to visitors penned shortly after the trial’s conclusion. In it, he expresses surprise and shock (twice) at the outcome, some blah blah blah, and then, his belief that this is all part of God’s plan. In light of Ken’s recent “demise,” the concluding paragraph runs rife with irony and foreboding.

We Demand Kenny Boy’s Blood

We Demand Kenny Boy’s Blood

So, it seems that some people don’t think Ken Lay is actually dead.

The News; Bury My Lump of Coal Under the Old Apple Tree

The News; Bury My Lump of Coal Under the Old Apple Tree

• BP oil contains black soylent green. [CT] “Jackson Leads Anti-BP March Near Refinery”

The News; Impotent Indignation

The News; Impotent Indignation

• The news is not that a data breach at VISA had a data breach that caused consumer’s debit cards to get stolen, it’s that they’re actually finally formally announcing it. “Visa Says ATM Breach May Have Exposed Data” [CT]

The News: All The Fat That’s Fit To Print

The News: All The Fat That’s Fit To Print

• Hasbro cancels plans for line of racy dolls based around ‘Pussycat Dolls,’ switches focus to My First Little Lolita rollout. [NYT]

Enron Chiefs Found Guilty of Being Enron

Enron Chiefs Found Guilty of Being Enron

Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling were convicted today on charges of fraud and conspiracy.

Worst Company in America: Tier 1 Results

Worst Company in America: Tier 1 Results

Ladies and Gentlemen, your Tier 1 champions! Some no-brainers, squeakers and absolute pummeling.