Friday, February 21, 2014

ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE WITNESS BOX...

The trial of Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeff Skilling is slated to begin today, assuming the judge can find twelve impartial jurors to hear the sworn testimony -- no mean feat, since the trial will be in Houston, where Enron had its headquarters. Tens of thousands of people lost their jobs when Enron imploded, Wall Street lost tens of billions of dollars, and Lay and Skilling received some $250 million between them in insider stock sales before the implosion -- I don't envy you, Your Honor.
In the meantime, AOL News has a couple of polls for your freeping pleasure. Question One: Do you think Ken Lay is guilty or innocent of the charges against him? Question Two: Do you think Jeff Skilling is guilty or innocent of the charges against him?
So far, Skilling fares slightly worse than Lay, and if this poll is representative of their chances in court, they're both going to hell in a fanny pack...

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