When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

28 December 2005

All he needs now is a good nickname

Meet Richard Causey. History may well ultimately record him as the "Sammy the Bull" Gravano of the Enron case.

Just as Mob underboss Gravano's turning state's witness was instrumental in Federal prosecutors bringing down John Gotti (and a host of other Mafia kingpins), Richard Causey -- the former chief accounting officer of Enron -- has apparently just agreed to a plea deal, one that will almost certainly involve testifying against his former bosses:
In a reversal that transforms the criminal case against Enron's former top officers, the company's former chief accounting officer has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to violating federal law during his employment there, people briefed on the decision said yesterday.

The former accounting officer, Richard A. Causey, had been viewed by lawyers in the case as likely to strike a plea deal with prosecutors and possibly serve as a witness for the government in the coming trial of two former chief executives of Enron, Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling.
Plea Deal Is Seen for Enron Figure - New York Times

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