ENRON decision coming

<p>Hoping for conviction but..............</p>

<p>Sell off their body parts....</p>

<p>barrons, for once we agree!</p>

<p>Guilty! Cnn</p>

<p>This was FAR more important than the Duke problem. 20 years would be nice.</p>

<p>Any bets on whether Kenny Boy will be pardoned by his buddy in the White House?</p>

<p>(And before anyone else mentions it, yes, I was disgusted by Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich.)</p>

<p>No...................................chance.</p>

<p>Skilling can now join the Harvard MBA honor roll. </p>

<p>But I don't think they should go to prison. Let 'em work in coal mines for the next 40 years without a light.</p>

<p>Or picking fruit in Eastern Washington 10 hours a day.</p>

<p>Renews my faith in the jury system. I was afraid they'd get off on the complexity of the case alone. </p>

<p>Yessss!</p>

<p>It about time, and I hope they get sent to one of those "corporate" prisons with no health care like many prisoners have</p>

<p>I read somewhere that Lay has been busy lately converting his substantial assets into annuities for himself and his wife. I suspect that these may be protected from claims from, for example, civil or class action lawsuits by Enron employees/investors or CA residents. Anyone know if this is the case? I'd like to see the people who lost everything get at least some of their money back.</p>

<p>As a Californian, I want something...I don't care what it is, but if their families walk off with MY money, I will be $)#*%#</p>

<p>Where was Enron based again...hmmm. let me think....TEXAS</p>

<p>I have to admit I pumped my fist into the air when I saw the guilty verdict. Justice!</p>

<p>Funny you mention prison healthcare. In Washington they get better care than many with private insurance including some cosmetic surgery and lots of pain killers.</p>

<p>Note also that Skilling and Lay will not be put behind bars until after their sentencing in September.</p>

<p>So I guess it means they get the summer off.</p>

<p>Maybe they can get an internship. ;)</p>

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"Any bets on whether Kenny Boy will be pardoned by his buddy in the White House?"</p>

<p>"As a Californian, I want something...I don't care what it is, but if their families walk off with MY money, I will be $)#*%#</p>

<p>Where was Enron based again...hmmm. let me think....TEXAS"

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<p>While I understand your knee-jerk reactions, you may -for a second- think under whose administration the frauds were perpetrated, and under whose administration the free-for-all public companies were allowed to operate under the sleepy eyes of utterly inept and ineffective public officials. You may also think whose administration ended the go-go years for the bandits of WorldCom, Tyco, and others. For the record, the buddy -or the glorified innkeeper- in the White House did not prove to be of much help after January 2001. Can the same be said for the previous eight years? </p>

<p>While you are it, you may also do some reading about the underlying causes of the great energy debacle in California. Crooks such as Enron did abuse the existing loopholes created by a moronic deregulation, but they did not create the loopholes. Like it or not, a state that willfully places itself in a weak position of needing to import massive amounts of power from other states will end up paying the price ultimately. The potential dangers of taking NIMBY to the extreme will not disappear by having Lay and Schilling breaking rocks in a penitenciary.</p>

<p>LOOPHOLES? Interesting turn of phrase for breaking the law</p>

<p>As a Californian I am mad with the arrogance of these people, and its about time corporate crooks get the punishment they deserve</p>

<p>Kneejerk...i think not</p>

<p>Those men created blackouts brownouts, etc that hurt many businesses, sick people, loss of productivity, food, etc</p>

<p>For a loophole, they were callous, cold, heartless</p>