Considering the lives he destroyed, it was the best possible result. He gambled with people’s financial futures, he held entire states ransom, and lost with a fall so great it killed him. Or so we are told.
Convicted Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who was found guilty of helping perpetuate one of the most sprawling business frauds in U.S. history, has died of a massive coronary. He was 64.
Nicknamed “Kenny Boy” by President Bush, Lay led Enron’s meteoric rise from a staid natural gas pipeline company formed by a 1985 merger to an energy and trading conglomerate that reached No. 7 on the Fortune 500 in 2000 and claimed $101 billion in annual revenues.
Question: is he really dead, or is something weird going on? Was there any foul play? This is just too convenient. The report says his heart “just gave out.” What does that mean? I think this should be thoroughly investigated.