Enron Defendant Rick Causey Takes Plea Deal
Bump and Update: Causey made his deal. It's tougher times ahead for Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, who will move for another continuance. The jury summonses have already gone out and 400 questionnaires have been returned. I think there's a good chance Judge Sim Lake will deny a continuance and either say Lay and Skilling should have expected this or that three weeks is enough for them to prepare.
Original Post: 12/25
Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling and Rick Causey are set for trial in the Enron case on January 17. Word is that Rick Causey is in plea negotiations and may cooperate against Lay and Skilling.
Either the report is not true, or Lay and Skilling's lawyers are in serious denial:
"I've talked to Rick Causey myself, and I don't believe he willfully did anything wrong," said Mike Ramsey, lead attorney for Lay. "I don't believe he would agree to plead guilty to a crime when he didn't commit one."
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