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February 27, 2002 | RICHARD SIMON and EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a confrontation between accuser and accused, Enron Corp. Vice President Sherron S. Watkins told Congress on Tuesday that former Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling must have known about the company's financial troubles, while Skilling maintained that he was unaware of accounting improprieties. Meanwhile, former Enron Treasurer Ben F.
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February 27, 2002 | RICHARD SIMON and EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a confrontation between accuser and accused, Enron Corp. Vice President Sherron S. Watkins told Congress on Tuesday that former Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling must have known about the company's financial troubles, while Skilling maintained that he was unaware of accounting improprieties. Meanwhile, former Enron Treasurer Ben F.
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BUSINESS
February 14, 2002 | EDMUND SANDERS and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As his company neared collapse, Enron Corp.'s then-Chairman Kenneth L. Lay was given a damage-control game plan drafted by Sherron S. Watkins, who called for shifting blame away from Lay and on to former Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling and others, documents show. The documents provide an inside glimpse at how Enron executives grappled for ways to cope with the firm's growing crisis last fall and also shed new light on Watkins' role in the firm and her support for Lay.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2002 | EDMUND SANDERS and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As his company neared collapse, Enron Corp.'s then-Chairman Kenneth L. Lay was given a damage-control game plan drafted by Sherron S. Watkins, who called for shifting blame away from Lay and on to former Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling and others, documents show. The documents provide an inside glimpse at how Enron executives grappled for ways to cope with the firm's growing crisis last fall and also shed new light on Watkins' role in the firm and her support for Lay.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Film and television studio Artisan Entertainment Inc. said it bought rights to the life story of Enron Corp. Vice President Sherron S. Watkins and the upcoming book "Power Failure" to turn into a television movie. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Artisan is best known for releasing the hit independent film "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999. Its recently formed Artisan Television wing is a supplier of made-for-TV movies.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling's decision to testify before Congress a second time carries new risks of possible criminal charges against him, legal experts said. Lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee will ask Skilling on Tuesday to explain what they say are contradictions between his testimony to a House panel on Feb. 7 and that of other Enron executives, who say he knew details of the partnerships that triggered the energy trader's collapse.
NEWS
January 19, 2002 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK and E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Enron Chairman Kenneth L. Lay exhorted employees in September to buy more Enron shares and reassured them that the company's upcoming quarterly financial report was "looking great" only weeks before the energy trader disclosed the worst results in its history and a billion-dollar write-down that destroyed its public credibility. "Talk up the stock and talk positively about Enron to your family and friends," Lay told employees via an electronic forum Sept. 26 with Enron offices around the world.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Publishers are undaunted by lukewarm interest in the first wave of books chronicling the failure of Enron Corp. and are heavily promoting two more destined for bookstores -- one on Tuesday, the other in October. Literary agents say they face a challenge of captivating readers.
OPINION
February 27, 2002 | LINDA PEENO
It seems that we have learned nothing about courage or heroes since Sept. 11. The firefighters, police officers, airline passengers and other ordinary people who risked their own lives and lost their lives for others are heroes. But those words have nothing to do with the actions of Enron Vice President Sherron S. Watkins. Yet Watkins is being heralded as a courageous hero for a memo that became public only because of the disaster she predicted.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Here are some of the key players in the Enron Corp. saga, former executives who are expected to figure large in the ongoing federal investigations into the company's collapse. * Kenneth L. Lay. He built the company from an obscure natural gas pipeline firm into a new kind of energy company. He was chief executive from 1985 to February 2001 and remained chairman until the company's collapse. He stepped back in as CEO in August 2001.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2002 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kmart Corp. said Friday that the company and federal regulators are investigating an anonymous letter that suggests there may have been corporate accounting irregularities. Troy, Mich.-based Kmart, which on Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, said it contacted the Securities and Exchange Commission upon receiving the letter a little more than a week ago.
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