The Enron Scandal

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Thousands of employees and stockholders were ruined by history's biggest bankruptcy, that of energy-trading giant Enron. Will the next casualty be the Bush White House? Yesterday it was disclosed that two cabinet members had been warned about Enron's problems by CEO Kenneth Lay, Mr. Bush's biggest financial supporter. Then, auditing firm Arthur Andersen revealed that Enron documents had been destroyed, and attorney General John Ashcroft and his top aide recused themselves from the criminal investigation of Enron. We get an update on the Enron investigation from California Congressman Henry Waxman, then look at the administration's connections to other corporate high-rollers with watchdogs from both sides of the political spectrum.
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