Thursday, May 25, 2006

Guilty

Enron's Lay and Skilling both found guilty.

Skilling was found guilty on 20 counts of conspiracy, fraud, false statements and insider trading. He was found not guilty on eight counts of insider trading.

Lay was found guilty on all six counts of conspiracy and fraud.

In a separate bench trial, Judge Sim Lake ruled Lay was guilty of four counts of fraud and false statements.

Both Lay and Skilling could face 20 to 30 years in prison, legal experts say.


The punishment, even 20 years in jail, is not enough for the crimes committed. Their actions did hundreds of billions of dollars of damage, all so they could get even richer.

White collar crime does pay, the conviction of these two will do little to even slow it down.

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2 comments:

Lynne said...

Lay won't do 20 years in jail. Bush will pardon him on his way out of office.

John said...

I don't doubt it, they were very tight buddies at one time.

Of course, that will just be anouther nail in his historical coffin