Lay’s Estate And DOJ Prepare For Battle

Law360, New York (August 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The estate of Ken Lay asked a judge Wednesday to clear the late Enron founder’s name, but government prosecutors said they would not give up the fight for $43.5 million in allegedly ill-gotten gains.

In court documents filed with the U.S. District Court in Houston, lawyers for Lay said his conviction should be thrown out based on his “inability to pursue his planned appeal of any final conviction and sentence entered in this proceeding.”

“The death of a criminal defendant, before he can complete an appeal...
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