Enron Payback

It was a corporate "gotcha!" moment that seemed to have it all--longer than a perp walk, more than just a Senate hearing. Former Enron managing director Michael Kopper's guilty plea to wire fraud and money laundering appeared to promise future boons for government prosecutors, who are counting on him to incriminate his bosses, and for defrauded Enron investors, employees and pensioners, who may win back some of the ill-gotten spoils. In court documents, Kopper detailed the schemes that he says he ran with former CFO Andrew Fastow, schemes that cost the energy giant more than $1 billion. (Fastow has yet to...

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