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5th-Jul-2006 11:34 am
BREAKING NEWS: Ken Lay Found Dead
Enron founder Kenneth Lay, who faced decades in prison after his conviction in the collapse of the energy giant, has died, CNN reported Wednesday morning.

Lay died in Aspen, Colo., evidently of a massive heart attack, according to wire reports.

After five days of deliberations in May, jurors in Houston convicted Lay and former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in the 2001 collapse of the company.

Details are still coming out on it. It will be interesting to see what the final autopsy report reveals. "Heart attack" my achin' ass.

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5th-Jul-2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
I was good with it all and all serious and reading and in "important news " mode until I just reread and saw you wrote "my aching ass"...and I chuckled....hard...because I was thinking of the last sorta conversation we had...and I figure things are working out in the ass department
5th-Jul-2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh my Gawd, they killed Kenny!
5th-Jul-2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Glad I'm not the only one skeptical about his sudden passing....
5th-Jul-2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
I don't discount the idea of Lay having a massive heart attack. On the other hand, if he suicided to escape Camp Cupcake . . . ::shudder:: I just had a mental image of Cindy Lay sobbing that the jury drove her husband to his death. Wouldn't that make pretty television?

5th-Jul-2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I actually bet it WAS a heart attack.

Anyone want to place bets on how Cheney did it? Cyanide? Cocaine? Electro-shock?
5th-Jul-2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
I say we sentence him anyway. Maybe put his corpse on display at whatever prison he was going to live at. New, up-and-coming CEOs need to be reminded of what abuse of power can lead to.
5th-Jul-2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
More like a gunshot to the head or jumping out of an open window I bet.
5th-Jul-2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
If we're Very Lucky this will become a fad.
5th-Jul-2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
you know, i strongly resist the attempts by this administration to turn me into a conspiracy nut building tinfoil hats during the daily news cast.

heart attack sounds eminently credible. he's had heart problems for a while, and i have no doubt that his life has been rather stressful lately.
5th-Jul-2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Maybe it was natural causes, but other Enron execs have died since the scandal broke. This is from 2002:

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