Wednesday, August 2, 2006
NACDL White Collar Crime Co-Chair Attorney Barry Pollack's comment on the decision:
"As with the Broadband case, the Enron Task Force attempted to transform the efforts of employees to serve their employer into a scheme to defraud their employer. The Fifth Circuit has correctly refused to endorse the Task Force's tactics. As in the Arthur Andersen case, the Task Force allowed its zeal to prosecute perceived wrongdoers to trump both the law and common sense."