Law360, New York (May 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After months of testimony and years of speculation, the fate of former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling will soon be decided. And just as the downfall of Enron has become the symbol of the era of corporate scandal, the verdict in this case may come to exemplify the government’s success—or failure—in addressing corporate crime.
Both the government and the defense have poured countless hours and millions of dollars into the trial, the preparations for which stretched over five years.
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