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In a high-volume, passionate argument, defense attorney Daniel Petrocelli implored jurors to find his client, former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling, not guilty of criminal charges pending against him, and argued federal prosecutors failed to prove Skilling participated in a conspiracy to engage in fraud.

Petrocelli, who spent Tuesday morning delivering his closing argument for Skilling, told the jury the federal prosecutors on the Enron Task Force relied on suspect testimony from cooperating witnesses during the trial and failed to present documentary evidence to prove their case against Skilling.

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