Anybody Wanna Buy An Enron CEO's Desk?

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

Enron Founder & CEO Ken Lay’s Custom Office Desk [eBay]
Ken Lay’s desk goes up for grabs [CNNMoney]


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  1. mopar_man says:

    Just what I want.

  2. JohnMc says:

    Hmm. Not wanting to stop a charity from making a buck. But considering that the Enron employees were shafted so bad I would suggest that they are a better deserving charity for those proceeds.

  3. faust1200 says:

    Cha Ching! I’ve always wanted a desk with the button that activates the trap door to the alligator pit! “Eeeexceleeent”

  4. bambino says:

    That’s bad business mojo right there.

  5. mac-phisto says:

    i’ll buy skilling’s on the condition that i get a chance to drop it on his head.

  6. Justinh6 says:

    I know that on ebay people will buy anything, but isn’t this hype a few years too late?

    I bet nobody bids 25k, and I bet they end up selling to the highest bidder, for far less money.

  7. IC18 says:

    Those desks are just pure evil, I agree with JohnMc, the employees who lost their pensions are more deserving of any profits made out of the leftovers of Enron.

  8. MasonMacabre says:

    I wouldn’t pay 25,000 to be haunted by the ghost of Ken Lay… unless he told me of a secret compartment that held papers for his secret off shore accounts.

  9. dmc says:

    Animal charity? I love animals but shouldn’t this money be going to the fucked ex-Enron employees charity?

  10. synergy says:

    Maybe they should give the desks to the retirees who’ll be out on the street without pensions thanks to those people. Then at least they’ll have some shelter.

  11. segfault, registered cat offender says:

    Lay allegedly passed away last July. He may be in a third-world country with no extradition treaty, though.