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2006-02-28 14:20:17

By Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Enron Corp. played "fast and loose" with the rules and accounting tricks were "standard operating procedure," a former top executive testified on Tuesday at the trial of former CEOs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.

2006-02-27 18:30:00

Enron Corp. illicitly tapped into cash reserves to inflate earnings demanded by former CEO Jeff Skilling to impress Wall Street, a former top accountant said on Monday at the trial of Skilling and ex-CEO Ken Lay.

2006-02-22 19:44:29

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has given preliminary approval to a $6.7 billion civil settlement by three banks accused by Enron shareholders of helping the company hide financial misdeeds that led to its ruin, an attorney said on Wednesday.

2006-02-21 18:23:10

By Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former Enron Corp. CEO Ken Lay lied about the company's precarious financial health in its final weeks even after learning it had no access to new sources of cash, a former Enron executive testified on Tuesday.

2006-02-17 19:05:54

By Deepa Babington HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three weeks into the trial of Enron's former chief executives, billed by some as the business trial of the century, the case has become so bogged down that courtroom observers joke it might last a century.

2006-02-16 18:17:20

By Matt Daily and Deepa Babington HOUSTON (Reuters) - A key witness at the Enron trial stuck to his claim that former CEO Jeffrey Skilling lied about the health of the company's cash-burning Internet division, even as the defense poked holes in his testimony on Thursday.

2006-02-15 16:40:00

By Deepa Babington HOUSTON (Reuters) - A former Enron executive pleaded guilty and gave error-filled testimony against his former boss mainly to avoid a long prison sentence, a defense lawyer in the trial of Enron's top executives argued on Wednesday.

2006-02-15 16:39:38

By Deepa Babington HOUSTON (Reuters) - A former Enron executive pleaded guilty and gave error-filled testimony against his former boss mainly to avoid a long prison sentence, a defense lawyer in the trial of Enron's top executives argued on Wednesday.

2006-02-09 18:35:03

By Matt Daily and Dan Whitcomb HOUSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling suggested on Thursday that a key government witness in the trial of Skilling and former CEO Ken Lay did not commit the crimes he admitted to under a plea deal with prosecutors.

2006-02-08 19:48:09

By Dan Whitcomb HOUSTON (Reuters) - A former Enron executive spent a fifth day on the witness stand on Wednesday as defense lawyers tried to chip away at his testimony that the company, under then-chief executives Jeffrey Skilling and Ken Lay, tried to hide mounting losses from investors.


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