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Skilling continues Enron trial testimony

HOUSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling went through a second day on the witness stand in Texas taking about the company's accounting methods.

Skilling claims innocence at Enron trial

HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling told jurors in Houston that he is "absolutely innocent" as he testified Monday in his defense.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

Lay, Skilling arrive in Houston courtroom

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The two top defendants in the U.S. government's fraud case against Enron Corp. arrived in a Houston courtroom Monday as jury selection began.

Enron trial to pit complex vs. simplicity

HOUSTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The upcoming trial of two former Enron executives will pit a complex defense strategy against a simple prosecution argument, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Former Enron employees have mixed feelings

HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former Enron employees have mixed feelings about former Chairman Ken Lay and CEO Jeffrey Skilling as their fraud and conspiracy trial draws near.

Enron's Causey in plea deal talks

HOUSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Former Enron chief accountant Richard Causey is in plea negotiations with prosecutors in the most complex corporate fraud investigation in U.S. history.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

Postponed Enron hearings get uglier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- While the criminal activities of domestic doyen Martha Stewart and Tyco chief Dennis Kozlowski have had more than their fair share of the media spotlight, all e
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

U.S. gets plea deal with Enron exec

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's circle around former top Enron officials has tightened with a one-time corporate secretary agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors.

Skilling's lawyers fight new restrictions

HOUSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling are fighting efforts by the government to impose more severe restrictions on his bond.

Stewart not sole top exec to face music

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Long before media empress Martha Stewart was convicted of conspiracy to cover up her sale of a stock, many of her supporters were ostensibly irked -- particular
ANDREW P. MOISAN, UPI Correspondent

The Bear's Lair: Futile courtroom dramas

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The Martha Stewart trial and the approaching Jeffrey Skilling trial certainly provide soap-opera-style entertainment for the financial pages, but as the storylines get more complex, the doubts should grow: does all this courtroom activity actually benefit
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

Enron break-up plan discussed

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A break-up plan is being discussed for once-mighty Enron that would even erase the shattered company's name, it was reported Friday.

Ex-Enron CEO pleads innocent to charges

HOUSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling pleaded innocent Thursday in Houston to charges of insider trading, fraud and conspiracy. Skilling, 50, appeared before a federal magistrate after surrendering earlier in the day to FBI agents and bei

U.S. officials consider charging Ken Lay

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are exploring whether there are grounds to bring criminal charges against Kenneth Lay, former chairman of Houston's Enron Corp.

Enron's accountants 'actively assisted'

CHICAGO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Chicago office of the Andersen accounting firm "actively assisted" in hiding Enron's financial abuses, bankruptcy court filings show.

Shares up but transparency still doubted

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Never mind that the unemployment rate remains high, and more workers are concerned that jobs could get even scarcer before things get better. For those who have spare cash to invest, the stock market is looking more tempting these days than it has in near
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Criminal probe of Enron execs heightened

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Former Enron company chief executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling could face criminal charges in Houston in the next few months.

A lesson for the Times

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Off with their heads! It's a cry that was frequently heard from the New York Times over the past couple of years, as it delighted in recounting the details of e
CRAIG SHIRLEY, A UPI Outside view commentary

Report: Tough case against Ken Lay

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- While federal prosecutors investigating the collapse of Enron Corp. are preparing a case against former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow, they are having a

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Top executives of bankrupt energy giant Enron Corp. should be made to pay and suffer for their losses, say former employees of the company who testified in the U.S. Senate.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Ex-Enron executives should be made to pay

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Top executives of bankrupt energy giant Enron Corp. should be made to pay and suffer for their losses, former employees of the company told the Senate Wednesday.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Commentary: Enron's Fastow in hot seat

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Andrew Fastow, former chief financial officer of the bankrupt energy giant Enron is the kind of hard-nosed, abrasive overachiever that Hollywood always presents as a big business, bad guy. And now he is finding himself back in a renewed whirlpool of contr
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
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