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Lay won't get requested September trial

HOUSTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Former Enron Corp. Chairman Ken Lay had requested a trial in September on federal charges, but he won't get it.

Lay asking for early trial

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Former Enron Corp. Chairman Ken Lay has asked for a trial as early as September and court records say he has put up $15 million for his legal defense.

Former Enron executive pleads guilty

HOUSTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The former head of Enron Corp.'s broadband Internet business pleaded guilty Friday in Houston to a charge of securities fraud.

Words Matter:What Ken, Martha haven't said

DALLAS, D.C., July 26 (UPI) -- Ken Lay, former Enron CEO, and home diva Martha Stewart dominated the news recently. Lay was indicted and Stewart sentenced to jail. Even more interesting than
MERRIE SPAETH, Special to UPI

Martha: The wrong crime at the wrong time

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- While some recent legal campaigns against some high-powered executives have fizzled -- including executives from Tyco and Adelphia -- the prosecution and convic
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Edwards 'proud' to stand with Kerry

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- In a U.S. radio address Saturday, Sen. John Edward, said, "Nothing makes me prouder than to stand with John Kerry."

Lay rejects criminal allegations

HOUSTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Former Chairman and CEO Ken Lay said Thursday, after a Texas court hearing, he accepts responsibility for Enron's collapse, but is not guilty of any crime.

Lay pleads innocent in Houston

HOUSTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chairman Ken Lay pleaded innocent Thursday to federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and making false statements in the collapse of the company. Lay was ordered released on a $500,000 bond after his appearance before a federal magistrate in Hou

Report: Grand jury indicts Ken Lay

HOUSTON, July 7 (UPI) -- A Houston grand jury Wednesday returned a sealed indictment against former Enron Chairman Ken Lay, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Report: Lay may be indicted

HOUSTON, July 7 (UPI) -- A Houston grand jury returned a sealed indictment Wednesday that may contain charges against former Enron chairman Ken Lay, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Lawyer for Ken Lay seeks prosecutor talks

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the former chairman of bankrupt Enron was in Washington Tuesday hoping to talk with prosecutors, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Report: Feds seek to indict Ken Lay

HOUSTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors plan to seek a grand jury indictment of Ken Lay on charges stemming from Enron's collapse in 2001, the Houston Chronicle said Saturday.

Enron employees to get $85 million

HOUSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Attorneys announced an $85 million partial settlement Thursday in Houston in a class-action lawsuit filed by current and former Enron employees.

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.

Double standard hurting Martha Stewart?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Will Martha Stewart really get her unbiased day in court? Some say that a double standard leaves no room for Stewart and other businesswomen in the Bad Boys' Cl
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Attorney: Lay to address Enron scandal

HOUSTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Former Enron Chairman Ken Lay will publicly address the company's scandal within a few weeks, according to his Houston attorney.

Judge offers to accept Fastow plea

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Houston said Thursday he would accept a guilty plea from former Enron assistant treasurer Lea Fastow.

The Bear's Lair: Options-A Modest Proposal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Like a vampire whose captors can't find a silver stake, un-expensed stock options still wander among us, distorting earnings comparisons wherever they alight. The Financial Accounting Standards Board has now announced it won't produce a definitive ruling
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Enron rap called 'NRun'

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A former technical manager for Enron in Houston is taking his ex-employer to task in a rap song titled, "NRun."

Jockstrip:The world as we know it

In a new book about Enron, "The Smartest Guys in the Room," there's a passage reminiscent of Nero's fiddling while Rome burns.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up V

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the fifth of several wrap-ups for April 17.

Supply Side Insanity

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- "This looks like a rerun of a bad movie." So says President George W. Bush when it comes to the failures and limitations of Iraq weapons inspections. He should of, however, been using this phrase to discuss another left-over policy failure of his father's
CLIFF SCHECTER, A UPI Outside View commentary

Supply side insanity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- "This looks like a rerun of a bad movie." So says our President when it comes to Iraq inspections heresy. He should of, however, been using this phrase to discu
CLIFF SCHECTER, A UPI Outside view commentary

Of Human Interest: News lite

Abusive supervisors -- yelling, threatening, intimidating -- might get workers to meet deadlines but could be costly in the long run.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International
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