Lay-Skilling, Week Seventeen

Remember that point I made in the previous week summaries about the predisposition of the leaders on the jury determining the outcome of the trial of the corporate criminal case of the decade? Well, in a strong indication that this … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Sixteen

Week Sixteen of the corporate criminal case of the decade was closing argument week, and the lawyers used the full 12 hours over two and a half days that U.S. District Judge Sim Lake allocated for such argument. As with … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Fifteen

Week 15 of the corporate criminal case of the decade was the relative calm before the final battle of closing arguments next week. Although there was a skirmish over the Ostrich jury instruction, the lull in the trial provides an … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Fourteen

Week 14 of the corporate criminal case of the decade is in the books and the biggest news is that U.S. District Judge Sim Lake has issued an edict that he does not want the case to go beyond Week … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Thirteen

Week Thirteen of the corporate criminal case of the decade was the Ken Lay week and, based on the media reports, it was alternately either the most boring or the most entertaining week of testimony in the trial to date. … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Twelve

The Jeff Skilling segment of the corporate criminal trial of the decade concluded during Week Twelve as the former Enron CEO testified for a bit over three days on cross-examination from Enron Task Force director Sean Berkowitz and on re-direct … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Eleven

Week Eleven of the corporate criminal case of the decade was the Jeff Skilling Week, and the former Enron CEO did not disappoint. In over three and a half days of direct examination (of which I was able to sit … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Ten

After only one week of the defense’s case and the tenth week of trial,┬áit has become clearer than ever that the Enron Task Force’s prosecution of former key Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling has become the purest attempt … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Nine

U.S. District Judge Sim Lake declared “Spring Break” at the conclusion of a short Week Nine of the criminal trial of former key Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling as the prosecution concluded its case-in-chief and the Lay-Skilling team … Continue reading

Lay-Skilling, Week Eight

Week Eight of the corporate criminal case of the decade drew to a close on Thursday with former Enron treasurer and Andy Fastow acolyte Ben Glisan on the stand and with the Enron Task Force announcing that presentation of its … Continue reading