March 6th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky
Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
Libby was convicted of:
1. obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame;
2. making a false statement by intentionally lying to FBI agents about a conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert;
3. perjury when he lied in court about his conversation with Russert;
4. a second count of perjury when he lied in court about conversations with other reporters.
5. Jurors cleared him of a second count of making a false statement relating to a conversation he had with Matt Cooper of Time magazine.
You can check out complete coverage of the trial and the verdict at Firedoglake. In case you haven’t been following their coverage – FireDogLake has been doing extensive live blogging from inside the courtroom. They were actually given press credentials and have done some groundbreaking work both during the lead-up to the trial and during the actual criminal trial proceedings. They have taken blogging to the next level! Nice work!
November 5th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky
This picture was taken in 1983, one year after Saddam Hussein ordered the execution of 148 men and boys for which he was sentenced to death by hanging today.
July 5th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky
that ‘Enron founder Ken Lay has died in Aspen, Colorado, a spokesman for Lay’s family said today. Lay was awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of conspiracy and fraud.”
May 25th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky
ENRON JURY REACHES VERDICT:
ENRON FOUNDER ‘KENNY BOY’ LAY: GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES!
CEO JEFFREY SKILLING: GUILTY ON SOME CHARGES!
MORE TO COME…
The jury in the Enron case has reached a verdict, and the decision in the corporate fraud case will be announced in less than an hour, a court clerk announced Thursday.
The jury of eight women and four men reached their verdict on the sixth day of deliberations in the case of Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who were charged with conspiring to hide the financial losses that brought down what was once the nation’s seventh-biggest company.
Lay, Skilling and representatives of the federal prosecutors have arrived in the courthouse.
Skilling was charged with 28 counts of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading while Lay faced six counts of conspiracy and fraud.
Houston-based Enron, once one of the hottest companies on Wall Street, imploded in a matter of months after Skilling abruptly resigned as CEO in August 2001. Lay, who was chairman at the time, postponed his retirement plans to return to the helm.