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Jeff Skilling Testifies in Enron Trial

Update: Skilling is on the stand. He says he's "absolutely innocent."

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The Enron trial is going into its last phases. Monday, Jeff Skilling takes the stand, hoping to exonerate himself. Later, Ken Lay will do the same.

Skilling says he's ready, and it's time.

The former chief executive's testimony will probably cover familiar ground, namely statements he made during two congressional hearings in February 2002. But with his attorneys asking the questions, he will be allowed to tell uninterrupted his version of the Enron saga.

What will Skilling say?

Enron was a healthy company when he left in August 2001, and that attorneys and accountants carefully reviewed all transactions and agreements.

He'll be saying it was Andrew Fastow and his subordinates who committed the crime.

For current updates, check out the Houston Chronicle's lawyers who were hired to blog live from the courtroom.

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  • Re: Jeff Skilling Testifies in Enron Trial (none / 0) (#2)
    by scarshapedstar on Mon Apr 10, 2006 at 05:11:33 PM EST
    How you could not realize that your corporation is a complete and utter sham is beyond me.

    Re: Jeff Skilling Testifies in Enron Trial (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 06:55:35 AM EST
    What will Skilling say?
    These thieves are from the Reagan school of testifying...I'd expect a mix of "don't recall", "didn't know", and "not my job".

    Re: Jeff Skilling Testifies in Enron Trial (none / 0) (#4)
    by Che's Lounge on Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:00:36 AM EST
    "I feel like my life is on the line." You're not even close bubba. Cry me a river you POS.