Friday, November 11, 2005

Enron Broadband: New and Slimmer

Despite most people voting for no retrial in the unofficial Houston Chronicle poll that appeared online following the first Enron broadband trial, (see here) the government has decided to proceed.  They  have, however, re-indicted the individuals and made it a significantly leaner case.  According to CNN (Reuters) here, the Government decided to  re-indict the Broadband Five, separating them into three trials with 31 counts instead of 170. One of the benefits of being the government is that when you don't win the first time you can change strategy to try and be more successful at the next go-around.  But the questions remains whether this will be met with defense objections.

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