THE PEOPLE OF THE ENRON CASE – DEFENDANTS
Prosecutors brought various criminal charges against about three dozen executives and employees of Enron and firms that did business with it, and the accounting firm that audited its books.
Ken Lay, CEO – Tried with former Enron President Jeff Skilling; conviction thrown out because Lay died before sentencing.
Jeff Skilling, president – Serving 24-year sentence; Supreme Court said prosecutors used a legal theory improperly and returned case to lower court, which upheld the convictions; sentence may be reduced due to earlier ruling that a Houston judge erred in applying sentencing guidelines.
Andrew Fastow, chief financial officer – Pleaded guilty to two conspiracy counts; testified against Lay and Skilling; finishing 6-year sentence that ends Dec. 17 at his Houston home; working as document review clerk for Houston law firm.
Richard Causey, chief accounting officer – Pleaded guilty to securities fraud; completed final weeks of 5-year, 6-month sentence this year at his Houston home; listed on LinkedIn as “independent accounting professional.”
Michael Kopper, finance managing director – First Enron executive to enter plea bargain; served less than two-thirds of 3-year, 1-month sentence, released January 2009; now chief strategy officer for Legacy Community Health Services.
Ben Glisan, treasurer – Pleaded guilty to conspiracy; served two-thirds of 5-year sentence; now heads his own financial advisory firm, Pinyon Advisors.
Mark E. Koenig, head of investor relations – Pleaded guilty to securities fraud; served 18-month sentence; retired.
Paula Rieker, managing director of investor relations – Pleaded guilty to insider trading; served 2 years probation.
Lawrence Lawyer, vice president, global markets – Pleaded guilty to failing to report income; served 2 years probation; heads Houston-based Triton Investment Group, an energy investment and professional services company.
David Delainey, former CEO, retail energy division – Pleaded guilty to insider trading; served 9-month prison term.
Timothy DeSpain, assistant treasurer – Pleaded guilty to conspiracy; served 4 years probation; president of GTL Logistics, a firm planning to build a hub in Port Arthur to transport oil from shale projects between refineries and chemical plants.
Arthur Andersen accounting firm, Enron independent auditor – Supreme Court reversed firm’s 2002 conviction on obstruction of justice charge because of a vague jury instruction; case wasn’t retried, but firm went out of business.
David Duncan, Arthur Andersen auditor – Withdrew a guilty plea after the Supreme Court reversed firm’s conviction; settled Securities and Exchange Commission complaint of securities laws violations; now vice president and chief financial officer of Houston-based U.S. Pipeline.
Timothy Belden, head of trading, Enron Energy Services – Pleaded guilty to manipulating California power markets; served 2 years probation; co-founded Energy GPS, an energy consulting firm.
Jeffrey Richter, trader, Enron Energy Services – Pleaded guilty to manipulating California power markets; served 2 years probation; co-founded Energy GPS.
John M. Forney, energy trader – Pleaded guilty to manipulating California power markets; served 2 years probation.
Joe Hirko, Co-CEO, Enron Broadband Services – Pleaded guilty to charge arising from overstating performance of Broadband division; served 16-month sentence; listed on LinkedIn as running a party supply business.
Ken Rice, Co-CEO, Enron Broadband – Pleaded guilty to securities fraud in Broadband case; served 27-month sentence; now works in investments.
Rex T. Shelby, vice president of engineering operations, Enron Broadband – The last of the Enron employees to be sentenced; pleaded guilty to one count of insider trading; sentenced to 2 years probation; working in high-tech industry with pre-Enron colleagues.
Scott Yeager, strategic business executive, Enron Broadband – Appeals court ordered Yeager acquitted on all charges after his case went to U.S. Supreme Court; says he’s semiretired, running a small ranch and working with small technology companies on sales and product development.
Kevin Hannon, chief operating officer, Enron Broadband – Pleaded guilty to conspiracy in Broadband case; served 2-year sentence; founder and president of Clarity Risk Management Services.
Kevin Howard, finance chief, Enron Broadband – Pleaded guilty to one count of falsifying records in Broadband case; served 1 year probation; now vice president and general manager, Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Pipelines.
Michael Krautz, in-house accountant, Enron Broadband – Tried in Broadband case; acquitted.
William Fuhs, Merrill Lynch banker – Tried in what prosecutors alleged was a scheme to inflate earnings through transactions involving power generation barges in Nigeria; conviction thrown out on appeal.
James A. Brown, Merrill Lynch banker – Convicted in Nigerian barge case; some charges thrown out on appeal; served 47 months on remaining charges.
Robert Furst, Merrill Lynch banker – Tried in Nigerian barge case; conviction thrown out on appeal.
Daniel Bayly, former head of investment banking for Enron – Tried in Nigerian barge case; conviction thrown out on appeal.
Sheila Kahanek, Enron in-house accountant – Tried in Nigerian barge case; acquitted; now managing director of Houston-based Kahanek Financial Advisory Services.
Dan Boyle, vice president, global finance group – Convicted in Nigerian barge case; did not appeal; served 3-year, 10-month sentence.
Gary Mulgrew, David Bermingham, Giles Darby – British bankers pleaded guilty to misleading their former employer in an Andrew Fastow finance scheme; sentenced to 3 years, 1 month, most served in British prison; now out of prison and self-employed.