Retired FBI Agent In Charge Of Enron Investigation Keeps The Case Alive

It’s a fine line between unethical behavior and criminal conduct, former special agent Michael Anderson tells students more than 16 years after the start of the Enron scandal

By Florian MartinMay 4, 2018 10:00 am| , , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Remember Enron?

The giant Houston energy trading firm – the fifth largest company in the country at one point – came crumbling down in 2001 when it was revealed that it had been misstating its earnings for years.

It led to Enron shareholders losing billions of dollars in what at the time was the largest bankruptcy in history.

The company’s founder and long-time CEO Ken Lay died of a heart attack shortly before his sentencing. His number two, Jeff Skilling, is serving a 14-year prison sentence.

The man who helped put Skilling behind bars is FBI special agent Michael Anderson. Sixteen years ago, he headed the Enron Task Force.

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