Thursday, May 25, 2006

Forget About Justice Sunday: Let's Call This Justice Thursday

Skilling and Lay get what they deserve. Let's hope the jury files these asswipes away for a long time, and extract all our hard earned dollars lost on their extortion from their estates. Finally some good news:
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A jury found former Enron Corp. chief executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling guilty of lying about the company's financial troubles in a verdict on Thursday that could send them to jail for years.

The convictions in a business scandal that sent shockwaves to Wall Street and Washington were a major victory for U.S. prosecutors intent on sending a message that corporate America must clean up its act.

Lay, 64, was convicted of six counts of conspiracy and fraud and faces up to 45 years in prison.

Skilling was found guilty of 19 counts of conspiracy, fraud, insider trading and making false statements which, combined, carry a maximum sentence of 185 years. He was not convicted on nine criminal counts.
Of course, they are going to pull out all the stops to appeal these decisions. They have the cash to hire the very best liers (oop, I mean Lawyers)...let's hope they get what they deserve instead of what they can afford.

1 comment:

Kvatch said...

Putting Lay in jail for the rest of his life is, IMHO, counter-productive, but I've got an idea on what we should do...