Second Ken Lay trial concludes

HOUSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- A non-jury bank-fraud trial in Houston of former Enron Corp. chairman Kenneth L. Lay has ended. Prosecutors said the 64-year-old Ph.D. was a sophisticated executive who seems "constitutionally incapable of accepting responsibility" for lies to three banks

Closing arguments begin in Enron trial

HOUSTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Houston fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders began closing arguments Monday.

Closing Enron arguments begin Monday

HOUSTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys and those prosecuting former top Enron officials are set to begin their closing arguments this week after 15 weeks of testimony.

Ken Lay has more legal challenges ahead

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The founder of Enron Corp. has a few more legal hurdles after his current fraud and conspiracy trial winds up.

Defense rests in Enron case

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Houston conspiracy and fraud trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders called their first rebuttal witness Monday.

Skilling ends testimony in Enron trial

HOUSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Skilling wrapped up his testimony in a Houston courtroom Thursday, telling reporters afterwards he has had a "tough six years" since Enron collapsed.

Jeff Skilling grilled by Enron prosecutor

HOUSTON, April 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. prosecutor began cross-examining Enron Corp.'s former chief executive Jeff Skilling Monday with a blistering attack on his character.

Former Enron CEO set to testify

HOUSTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The Houston trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders is set to take an unusual turn as one of the defendants prepares to testify.

Key govt. witness in Enron case testifies

HOUSTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A top prosecution witness in the trial of Enron Corp.'s two former leaders said Tuesday he formed partnerships to hide massive losses from Wall Street.

Key Enron prosecution witness this week

HOUSTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The star prosecution witness in the Houston trial of Enron Corp.'s former leaders is expected to give his testimony this week.

Enron prosecutor vows insider glimpses

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The prosecutor in Houston's trial of two former Enron Corp. leaders promised jurors Tuesday he would spell out the sleaze that brought down the company.

Enron case won't be moved from Houston

HOUSTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The judge running the fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp.'s former top executives is keeping the trial in Houston.

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 former top accountant admits guilt

HOUSTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The former Enron Corp. chief accounting officer pleaded guilty Wednesday in a coup for prosecutors taking aim at the company's former leaders.

Enron officer, prosecutor may reach deal

HOUSTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Negotiations between U.S. prosecutors and the former Enron chief accounting officer may produce a deal as early as this week, sources say.

Enron jury selection starts next week

HOUSTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Houston is preparing to impanel a jury to try Enron Corp. leaders, including former chairman Ken Lay.

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Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2005 with 177 to follow.
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Lea Fastow leaves prison

HOUSTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The wife of former Enron exec Andrew Fastow left a Houston federal detention center Monday after serving an 11-month sentence on a misdemeanor tax charge.

Judge wants to talk about Lay trial date

HOUSTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Wednesday ordered lawyers to court next week to discuss the trial date on personal banking charges against former Enron chairman Ken Lay. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake scheduled the meeting April 15 after prosecutors earlier this week reque

Earlier trial sought on some Lay charges

HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Prosecutors want to move up the Houston trial date of former Enron chairman Ken Lay on personal banking fraud charges.

Enron trials will stay in Houston

HOUSTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Wednesday rejected defense motions to move the trials of top former Enron officials from the Texas city. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake said Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling and Rick Causey could find a fair jury among residents in the Houston area, t

Enron's Ken Lay uses Web site for support

HOUSTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Ken Lay, the former head of Houston-based Enron, is using his own Web site to put his side of things out to the public and reporters.

Edwards attacks Cheney's Halliburton ties

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Edwards charged Vice President Dick Cheney with doing business with two U.S. enemies -- Iran and Libya -- when he was was the head of Halliburton.

More separate trials sought in Enron case

HOUSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Two more former Enron Corp. executives Friday requested separate criminal trials.
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