Enron trial underway | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

In one of the most talked about business collapses in American history, Enron’s former top brass, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, are finally getting to defend themselves in front of “a jury of their peers.” The Enron meltdown culminated in a 2001 collapse of the company that put thousands of people out of work and […]


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In one of the most talked about business collapses in American history, Enron’s former top brass, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, are finally getting to defend themselves in front of “a jury of their peers.” The Enron meltdown culminated in a 2001 collapse of the company that put thousands of people out of work and […]
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Enron trial underway

Enron trial underway | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

In one of the most talked about business collapses in American history, Enron’s former top brass, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, are finally getting to defend themselves in front of “a jury of their peers.” The Enron meltdown culminated in a 2001 collapse of the company that put thousands of people out of work and nullified retirement savings accounts for many.

Despite requesting a change of venue, both defendants expressed satisfaction with jury selection that took place yesterday in Houston. The judge in the case actually selected the 16 candidates himself without giving lawyers for the defendants an opportunity to question them. Candidates had been prescreened through a survey designed to weed out those who expressed bias.

The case, which was called “one of the most important ever tried,” according to the judge, is expected to last approximately four months.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. During a recent trip overseas, I thought about watching that film on the plane but decided against it. I was afraid I’d miss something important on that tiny little screen in front of me.

    I will put it at the top of my Netflix queue based on your recommendation and its timeliness.

  2. I just watched Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. I can’t believe the lengths that the executives went to in the name of greed. I would highly recommend the movie for anyone who would like to get in depth information about the case before the trial. It was also just nominated for an Oscar.

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