PracticeAccounting FirmsAndersen in shredding video nasty

Andersen in shredding video nasty

A Houston court has been shown video evidence of a senior Andersen partner willing his staff to destroy Enron documents so they become 'irretrievable'.

The tape shows Houston-based partner Michael Odom ordering auditors to destroy papers and has him saying that evidence of anything of interest to anyone would then disappear.

The screening of the video comes as the US government claws back its position in the case after suffering a disappointing last few days.

Yesterday (Monday), the Justice Department’s chief witness, former Houston lead audit partner David Duncan, was accused of offering contradictory testimony to the FBI, and of being bullied into pleading guilty in fear of a threatened 80-year prison sentence.

The trial continues into June.

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