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Monday, January 30, 2006

Ken Lay's Trial: It's About Time!

Let's see...if I'm not mistaken, it is now 2006. If I recall correctly, we are talking about an indictment that was handed down in 2004, for crimes allegedly committed in 2001 and earlier.

You've got to wonder--would it have taken so long to come to trial if Ken Lay hadn't had so many "friends in high places?"

Oh, and I think a fair punishment for Lay and his ilk would be some jail time and then strip him of all assets, use them to at least partially reimburse the innocent Enron employees who watched their retirement nest eggs go up in smoke, make him get a job in a factory somewhere, pay him minimum wage, and let him see if he could support himself in the style to which he's accustomed. Oh yes, with community service in the form of unpaid presentations to b-school kids on how he "done us wrong" and what the human consequences were. It might be rather educational, don't you think. And cheaper for us taxpayers than throwing away the key.


At 11:18 AM, Blogger k said...

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.

At 8:56 PM, Blogger SEAlaskan said...

What they should do is put Lay in a room with a loaded gun and let him decide whether to do the honorable thing, like they used to do in Japan. But Lay probably wouldn't be up to that.


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