Well I was happy to hear former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling finally got their due.
It seems Ken Lay was a little surprised, apparently he thought his money and influence meant that he could get away with major theft and fraud. Who does he think he is, Dick Cheney?
According to Reuters:
Lay used his and the company's money to gain political power by donating heavily to candidates, particularly Republicans and especially the Bush family.
He was the biggest donor to President George W. Bush, who before the Enron scandal referred to him warmly as "Kenny Boy."
The story in Reuters quoted:
After the verdict Lay stood with his family members gathered around him and weeping loudly. Lay had no tears and tried to console them, saying, "God's got another plan right now."
Lay, 64, the son of a preacher, then clasped hands with them as they stood in a circle to pray. "We'll all come through this stronger and more reliant on God," he told them.
Uh, yeah "Kenny Boy" God does have another plan for you right now. It's called "prison".
"I think we fought a good fight but some things work and some things don't," he said. "Obviously I am disappointed but that is the way the system works."
Oh, of course! The system is supposed to reward theft, fraud and perjury, not punish it! How silly of us all to expect you to pay for your crimes like a common criminal, when your special. You're a corporate criminal.No amount of jail time can make up for all the lives they've destroyed with their ruthless and calloused greed.
Here's to Ken and Jeff's new roommates! Have fun fella's!!