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.
• Personally, we’re a slut for love. [NYT] “The Taming of the Slur”
• 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”
• It’s like that children’s game, would you rather have your hip disintegrate, or your jaw? [CT] “Lawyers gear up to attack Fosamax”
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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.
So, it seems that some people don’t think Ken Lay is actually dead.
• BP oil contains black soylent green. [CT] “Jackson Leads Anti-BP March Near Refinery”