The cross-examination of former Enron boss Jeff Skilling has come to an
abrupt end with Sean Berkowitz, the government lawyer, accusing Skilling of
misrepresented his reasons for leaving the troubled energy giant in August 2001.
Berkowitz showed the court a slide with 11 reasons Skilling had cited in his
testimony for leaving Enron, chief among them being to spend time with his
He then claimed that shortly after Skilling left Enron he told an old friend
he was considering taking the job as chief executive at IT equipment maker,
Lucent Technologies, with the implication being that Skilling wanted to leave
Enron because he knew it was going to collapse, not to take time off to be with
Skilling denied that he told the friend – Dick Foster – that he was
interested in taking the Lucent job, only that it had been brought up, according
to US reports.
Skilling along with former boss Ken Lay deny any wrongdoing in the collapse
of the energy company.
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars
Tallat Mahmood appointed to corporate finance team of Top 20 firm
Top 25 firm HW Fisher & Co has acquired London firm Rhodes & Rhodes
Top Ten firm RSM has appointed Nick Blundell as its head of corporate tax in Birmingham