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Crooked E Plea

enron.jpgAccording to a report from the WaPo, Richard Causey, Enron’s former chief accountant, is scheduled to appear in a Houston courtroom today at 3:00 to plead guilty. No specific word as to what the plea will be to or the deal struck. But this comes as an eleventh-hour deal prior to trial — and has to hurt for Kenny Boy Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, who still faces charges at trial, which is scheduled to begin January 17th.

Most likely lawyers for Lay and Skilling will seek a trial delay as they attempt to sort out what cooperation Causey offered in exchange for the plea. This pretty much drives a stake through the heart of their "the other rogue employees did it, not us" wall of defense.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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