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  • n. The events that led up to the bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation

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After Enron Corporation, major American energy company that collapsed in 2001 due to accounting fraud.

Examples

  • CHARLES PRESTWOOD, FORMER ENRON EMPLOYEE: ... for Enron and the predecessor for 33 1/2 years, $1,310,507.17.

    CNN Transcript Mar 9, 2006

  • KEN LAY, FORMER ENRON CHAIRMAN: I take responsibility for what happened at Enron, both good and bad.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2006

  • DAVID, ENRON TRADER: Hi, this is David up at Enron.

    CNN Transcript May 25, 2006

  • RON JORDAN, FORMER ENRON EMPLOYEE: I'd really like to ask him why he could do this to so many past and present Enron employees.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2004

  • BILL LERACH, ENRON INVESTIGATORS ATTORNEY: What we want is the right to question Arthur Andersen people and Enron people about the document destruction that has admittedly occurred.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2002

  • LESLIE CALDWELL, ENRON TASK FORCE HEAD: We are going to get to the bottom of the Enron debacle.

    CNN Transcript Jun 16, 2002

  • ENRON EXECUTIVE: Enron had a brief window to salvage itself this past fall, and we missed that opportunity, because of Mr. Lay's failure to recognizing or accept that the company had manipulated its financial statements.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2002

  • JANICE FARMER, FORMER ENRON EMPLOYEE: My investments were 100 percent in Enron stock in the 401 (k) savings plan.

    CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2002

  • JEFFREY SKILLING (?), FORMER CEO OF ENRON: At the time I left the company, I fervently believed that Enron would continue to be successful.

    CNN Transcript Feb 10, 2002

  • JEFFREY SKILLING, FORMER ENRON EXECUTIVE: It used to be kind of a joke in Enron that you couldn't go to the men's room without the accountants and the lawyers going in with you.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2002

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