Lay, Skilling found guilty of conspiracy and fraud
According to an article from the Associated Press, Former Enron Corporate cheifs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted today of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in Enron. Lay is guilty of six counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and security fraud. Skilling is guilty on 19 counts of fraud and conspiracy.
All I've got to say it's about DAMN time. It took no time for Martha Stewart to get convicted and get prison time, but it took these jerks YEARS to get convicted. America will see a woman go down anyday (especially someone who is successful and not nice about it), but creeps like Lay and Skilling have a good ride for a few years. Now Martha didn't do hard time, but the fact that she got convicted before these guys did, and the fact that her crime was nothing in comparison to what Lay and Skilling did, makes me suspicious of our justice system (this is not the only thing that makes mes suspicious of the justice system, just one of the shining examples).
Lay and Skilling's sentences are set to be read for September 11th (hell of a day to get sentenced). They face decades in prison, and I hope they get the maximum penalty.
I hope Bush knows his 'Kenny boy' is about to be in some real deep shit soon.