December 13, 2004
Skilling's Lawyers Can't Divulge Names
The post of December 10th talked about a motion filed by Skilling's lawyers to divulge the names of alleged co-conspirators on a list provided to lawyers by the government. The Court denied Skilling's motion - so the attorneys cannot divulge the names on the list. The Wall Street Journal reports in an article titled, "Enron's Skilling Is Denied Request to Expose Names," that "Skilling and his co-defendants, former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay and former Chief Accounting Officer Richard Causey, could disclose only the names of people who already have been publicly identified as alleged co-conspirators in other Enron prosecutions or who have been convicted or charged with Enron-related crimes."
There was probably a sigh of relief by those who were afraid that their names might become public. On the other hand, some people must now be wondering, am I on the government's list? And no one (but the government) can talk to let them know.