Enron Defense Kicks Off, Calling First Four Witnesses

Law360 (April 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a spectacular kickoff, the Enron defense launched its counterattack on federal prosecutors this week by calling its first four witnesses—all former Enron employees—as the trial continues to approach its boiling point, with former Enron executives Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay expected to take the stand within the next few weeks.

Joannie Williamson testified today that Mark Koenig, the company's former head of investor relations and also a close friend of Williamson, told her that he was pleading guilty to aiding and abetting securities fraud, although...
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