- Making News: Enron's Causey Agrees to Pleas Guilty
One of three former officers of Enron, scheduled to stand trial in two weeks, struck a plea bargain with prosecutors in Houston yesterday. Former Chief Accounting Officer Richard Causey will give up information to strengthen the case against former colleagues Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. The Wall Street Journal's John Emshwiller, author of a recent book on the Enron scandal, has more on the continuing saga of the energy giant.
- Reporter's Notebook: What's Next for Diebold?
Diebold first made national headlines when its CEO wrote a fundraising letter promising to deliver the votes of Ohio to President Bush in last year's presidential election. That raised eyebrows sky high, because Ohio uses Diebold machines. Earlier this month, Walden O'Dell resigned after two class-action lawsuits, charges of insider trading and discovery by a Florida county that Diebold's machines can be hacked to change votes. Warren Olney speaks with Julie Carr Smyth, who covers politics for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Department of Justice on Causey plea
Wall Street Journal article on Causey's plea bargain
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Smyth's article on Diebold executives giving to GOP despite ban