Lawyers for Ken Lay, Enron's former chairman, and Jeff Skilling, the former chief executive, had asked U.S. District Judge Sim Lake for a change of venue, but Lake denied the request, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.
Defense attorneys had argued that negative comments on jury questionnaires and the plea of co-defendant Rick Causey meant the case should be moved or potential jurors individually questioned.
Prosecutors opposed both notions.
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