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Federal prosecutor Sean Berkowitz told the jury in former Enron Corp. Chairman Kenneth Lay and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling’s criminal trial that it has an opportunity to decide which witnesses told the truth, and their only option is to find the defendants lied.

“When you consider the evidence, you will conclude beyond a reasonable doubt, these men lied,” Berkowitz said on Wednesday in wrapping up the prosecution’s rebuttal argument in the 16-week trial. He said Lay and Skilling lied on the witness stand and lied repeatedly to investors about Enron’s financial condition.

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