A jury of 12 Houston-area residents was selected Monday for the trial of former Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, accused of orchestrating the massive fraud symbolic of an era of corporate scandals. After just one day of jury selection, 10 women and six men were chosen as jurors and alternates. Though thousands of local residents were laid off in the energy giant's flame-out, federal Judge Sim Lake made clear that the jury box was not the place to avenge those who lost jobs or investments.
Jury Chosen in Enron Fraud Trial
The Associated Press
January 31, 2006