Sustainability – don’t stand still

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Skilling adopting professorial tone

first_imgHOUSTON – Jurors received another business lesson from Jeffrey Skilling the professor, discovered he’s angry at the government for bringing fraud and conspiracy charges against him, and heard more repeated assertions that he did nothing wrong to lead to the implosion of Enron Corp. Reprising a strategy from the previous day, Skilling’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, used the 28-count criminal indictment against Skilling as a road map Wednesday to counter the government’s case against the former Enron chief executive and his co-defendant, Enron founder Kenneth Lay. Skilling is charged with fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying to auditors. Lay, who also plans to testify, faces six counts of fraud and conspiracy. And if he had learned of the criminal activity of then-Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow, who skimmed millions from the company and has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, Skilling said he would have called the FBI, adding quickly, “I might have a little hesitation now.” “A little angry at the government?” Petrocelli said. “Yes,” Skilling responded. “Think you’ve been falsely accused?” the attorney asked. “Yes,” Skilling said. Before proceedings began, Skilling prefaced his third day on the stand in his own defense with a hug and kiss for his wife, Rebecca Carter, at the courtroom rail, then walked toward the witness chair. Petrocelli said he is likely to finish his questioning of Skilling by the end of the day today. Cross-examination of the key witness isn’t likely until next week, the 12th week of the trial. Responding to other specifics in the indictment, Skilling denied lying about use of unreported reserves to pump up earnings and defended his statements that Enron was not merely a company dominated by speculative trading activity but had hard assets like power plants and pipelines. Twice Wednesday, Skilling left the witness chair and spoke directly to the jury like a college professor lecturing a class. He drew a chart to explain how energy trades worked at Enron, and then a second time lectured them with an explanation of a large illustration that tracked Enron’s trading activity and the volatile swings in the energy market in 2000. In each case, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake left his chair at the bench for another seat in the courtroom to get a better look. Some jurors also stood to watch. “Does that make sense?” Skilling, wrapping up at one point, said to jurors. “They can’t answer your question,” Petrocelli reminded him. Skilling also disputed earlier testimony that the shift of some functions of Enron’s struggling retail business group in early 2001 to its highly profitable wholesale trading unit was to hide losses.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSpecifically addressing the conspiracy charges in the indictment, Petrocelli – in a series of rapid-fire questions – asked Skilling whether he and Lay were engaged in a criminal conspiracy, discussed breaking the law, entered any “agreement, wink, bear hug, anything by which you were to do illegal things together.” “This is completely untrue,” Skilling said of the charge in the indictment. Instead, he said, the pair of executives formed a “good team.” Asked if he was aware of anyone breaking the law at Enron, Skilling said the company had internal controls designed to detect such problems. “I was aware of no illegal activity at Enron,” Skilling replied. last_img read more