Scandal Update

If 2002 was the year of the business scandal, this is the year many have gone to trial. President Bush's point man on corporate fraud, Bill Mateja, says that with 316 open cases, more indictments are coming. Here's where the big cases stand:

--COOKING THE BOOKS Enron's Ken Lay, who last week agreed to hand over records to the SEC, and Jeffrey Skilling are poster boys for business-accounting scandals, but they have not been charged. (Other Enron executives have been.) HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy was accused of inflating earnings, while WorldCom's Bernard Ebbers faces securities-fraud charges in Oklahoma. Both men have pleaded...

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