Judge Refuses Gag Order Against Enron's Lay

Law360, New York (December 19, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has refused a request for a gag order against Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay and former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling in the wake of Lay's public speech in his defense in Houston on Tuesday.

For the second time this month, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake denied prosecutors' request for a gag order at a hearing Friday. The hearing had been scheduled before Lay held a speech to business leaders to defend himself against fraud charges, accusing the Enron Task Force of submerging him...
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