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No one ever accused former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of shying away from cutting-edge strategies. And now that their lives are on the line in the biggest corporate fraud trial in U.S. history, they are holding true to form. In a unique twist on the traditional see-no-evil defense, which failed so miserably for former WorldCom Chief Executive Officer Bernie Ebbers, Lay and Skilling are promising to prove that their “crimes” were essentially cooked up by zealous press and prosecutors.

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