Enron Defendants Lose Bid To Move Trial

Law360, New York (January 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the latest blow to former Enron executives, a judge has ruled that a jury pooled from the company’s hometown of Houston will be fair enough to try the case.

U.S. District Judge Sim Lake has issued an order denying the last-minute bid made by Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling to move their upcoming fraud and conspiracy trial based on anticipation that a Houston-based jury would necessarily be prejudiced in light of extensive pre-trial publicity.

The defense made a similar request...
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