The Enron guys went down hard today. I didn’t follow the trial, but I know this: my parents followed that stock all the way down. I didn’t even know they’d owned any until it was worth about 9 cents a share. They lost tens of thousands of dollars — money they could ill afford to lose.
Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling can rot in prison for the rest of their lives as far as I’m concerned.
UPDATE: Commenter nosh has a valid complaint: these guys should be in custody. Where did Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling get $5 million each for bail? I’ll tell you where: from my parents and thousands of other people swindled by these hucksters. Throw Lay and Skilling in the slammer, take their money away, and distribute it amongst their victims. It’s called restitution, and it should start now.