DOJ Wants Law Change To Get Lay's Cash

Law360, New York (September 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to get legislation through Congress that would make it easier for the government to seize the assets of Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay, even though he died before he had a chance to appeal his conviction.

Lay died unexpectedly of heart disease on July 5 before he could be sentenced on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy at Enron, once the seventh-largest company in the United States with assets of $100 billion.

His estate has been trying to clear...
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