Remember these pigs — Lay and Skilling?
Former Enron founder Ken Lay faces the media as he leaves the federal courthouse in Houston Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 . The fraud and conspiracy trial of Lay, former CEO Jeffrey Skilling and chief accounting officer Richard Causey will begin Jan. 17, 2006. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Kenny-Boy Lay, Bush’s buddy, should provide some nice negative publicity — greed, corruption, the destruction of the retirement funds of employees, outright fraud — yum. (AP):
Skilling and Causey each face more than 30 counts of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and other charges, accused of being in on or knowing about various schemes to manufacture profits and hide debt in the years leading to Enron’s crash. The case against Lay is narrower, alleging in seven counts of fraud and conspiracy that he took control of the ruse when Skilling abruptly resigned less than four months before Enron crumbled.