Ken Lay a Victim? Only of His Own Greed
Ken Lay has always had chutzpah; now he's trying to paint himself as a victim.
The St. Petersburg Times rightly says that won't wash:
Lay said the villains in the Enron case are federal prosecutors, who have hidden the truth in a "wave of terror." Lay apparently equates the deaths of innocent people at the hands of suicide bombers with his indictment in the corporate scandal. Such hubris takes a lot of nerve, but then Ken has plenty of that.
To which all I can add is they are absolutely right. This man caused financial harship for his loyal employees. I hope they make him pay back every penny of his ill-gotten gains.
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