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Name: _______KEY________________

Ken Lay- Founder of Enron

Jeff Skilling- CEO

Andy Fastow- CFO
“The Smartest Guys in the Room”

Throughout the story pay attention to the ticker listing the date and stock price. Keep timeline below:









1/21 8/16 8/23/ 10/15


12/4/01

$.04
$17.20 $36 $90 $19

What is “mark-to-market” accounting?

Book future profits before they occurred
Explain the working environment of Enron under Skilling’s management.

Cut-throat. Believed in Darwinism. PRC Performance Rating Committee, employees rated employees.

How much money did Lu Pi leave Enron with?



$250 million
What was the broadband business supposed to provide?

Movies on demand
What is “structured finance”?

Covering up a company’s debts and making the company look like it was making large profit
How did traders make money off California power?

Created artificial blackouts by shutting down power pants; gaining from increased prices of energy
How much money did the energy crisis cost the state of California?

$30 billion
What are some things Sharon Watkins’ memo said to Ken Lay?

Warned about incorrectness of accounting; fraudulent activities.

How much money did Andy Fastow make with the LJM partnership?



$45 Million
What happened on December 4, 2001?

Enron filed bankruptcy.
After his trial, what was Andy Fastow’s sentence?

Forfeit $23 million in assets; 10 years prison
How many people lost their jobs when Arthur Anderson fell?

29,000
Did Ken Lay ever end up going to jail? Why or Why not?

No, died. (As of 4/2007 Lay’s estate was being sued. Lay’s wife said she should get estate worth $13 million. Over the course of criminal activity, Lay received $99 million.)



Prosecution Scorecard

Criminal defendants

Total: 34
Guilty pleas: 16


Ben Glisan, Jr.

5 years



Lea Fastow

1 year


Andrew Fastow

6 years (doesn’t agree with video)




Richard Causey

5 years 6 months



Michael Kopper

3 years 1 month



Mark Koenig

18 months plus probation




Paula Rieker

2 years probabion



Timothy Belden

Awaiting sentencing



(Trading floor supervisor)

Jeffrey Richter

Awaiting sentencing



Lawrence Lawyer

2 years probation



Dave Delainey

2 years 6 months



Ken Rice

Awaiting sentencing




Kevin Hannon

Awaiting sentencing



John Forney

Awaiting sentencing



Timothy Despain

4 years probation




Christopher Calger

Awaiting sentencing

















Jury Conviction: 5

Ken Lay, Died before sentencing, conviction vacated Jeff Skilling, 24 years 4 months in prision


Dan Boyle, 3 years 10 months James Brown, 3 years, 10 months

Acquittal: 2;

Shelia Kahanek, not guilty Michael Krautz, found not guilty in second trial


Conviction overturned: 2

Arthur Anderson, Government won’t retry Kevin Howard, Judge orders five convictions overturned


Case dropped: 1

David Duncan, plea and charge withdrawn


In limbo: 2

Robert Furst, Conviction overturned on appeal Daniel Bayly, Conviction overturned on appeal



Others charged: 8 Broadband Division
British Bankers

Gary Mulgrew, Extradited, awaiting trial David Bermingham, Extradited, awaiting trial


Giles Darby, Extradited, awaiting trial (http://www.chron.com/news/specials/enron/

Name: _______________________

“The Smartest Guys in the Room”

Throughout the story pay attention to the ticker listing the date and stock price. Keep timeline below:







12/4/01

$
1/21 8/16 8/23 10/15

What is “mark-to-market” accounting?

Explain the working environment of Enron under Skilling’s management.

How much money did Lu Pi leave Enron with?

What was the broadband business supposed to provide?

What is “structured finance”?

How did traders make money off California power?

How much money did the energy crisis cost the state of California?

What are some things Sharon Watkins’ memo said to Ken Lay?

How much money did Andy Fastow make with the LJM partnership?

What happened on December 4, 2001?

After his trial, what was Andy Fastow’s sentence?

How many people lost their jobs when Arthur Anderson fell?

Did Ken Lay ever end up going to jail? Why or Why not?




Prosecution Scorecard
Criminal defendants

Total: 34
Guilty pleas: 16


Ben Glisan, Jr.

5 years



Lea Fastow

1 year


Andrew Fastow

6 years


Richard Causey

5 years 6 months



Michael Kopper

3 years 1 month



Mark Koenig

18 months plus probation




Paula Rieker

2 years probabion



Timothy Belden

Awaiting sentencing



Jeffrey Richter

Awaiting sentencing



Lawrence Lawyer

2 years probation



Dave Delainey

2 years 6 months



Ken Rice

Awaiting sentencing




Kevin Hannon

Awaiting sentencing



John Forney

Awaiting sentencing



Timothy Despain

4 years probation




Christopher Calger

Awaiting sentencing

















Jury Conviction: 5

Ken Lay, Died before sentencing, conviction vacated Jeff Skilling, 24 years 4 months in prision


Dan Boyle, 3 years 10 months James Brown, 3 years, 10 months

Acquittal: 2;

Shelia Kahanek, not guilty Michael Krautz, found not guilty in second trial


Conviction overturned: 2

Arthur Anderson, Government won’t retry Kevin Howard, Judge orders five convictions overturned


Case dropped: 1

David Duncan, plea and charge withdrawn


In limbo: 2

Robert Furst, Conviction overturned on appeal Daniel Bayly, Conviction overturned on appeal



Others charged: 8 Broadband Division
British Bankers

Gary Mulgrew, Extradited, awaiting trial David Bermingham, Extradited, awaiting trial


Giles Darby, Extradited, awaiting trial

(http://www.chron.com/news/specials/enron/


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