The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but at least they turn. The Enron indictments and convictions should make those who doubt the fairness of our economic system feel a little better. While the insiders doubtless get away with a lot, there IS a line that can’t be crossed with impunity, and Enron defined that line:
- Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling for an indictment that could come as early as next week, sources close to the case said Friday.
The two sources, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, confirmed the pending charges, which would come on the heels of last month’s guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy by former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow. The sources said, however, that the process was delicate and public revelation of the new case could be delayed.
….The Houston Chronicle, which first reported in its online edition early Friday that prosecutors were finalizing possible charges against Skilling, said that a special Enron grand jury put in an eight-hour day Thursday. The newspaper said the grand jury has been working more frequently as the Justice Department’s investigation, launched more than two years ago, has intensified in recent weeks.
So far, 27 people have been charged, and nine of those, including Fastow, have pleaded guilty. But Skilling and Lay, the disgraced company’s top two executives, have yet to be brought into court on charges related to Enron’s implosion. [AP]
Now, if they can get that arrogant fuck Lay, much karma will be restored to the system.