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Enron Quotes

Yes! Finally captured Martha Stewart. You know, with all the massive and almost completely unpunished fraud perpetrated on the American public by such companies as Enron, Global Crossing, Tyco and Adelphia, we finally got the ringleader. Maybe now we can lower the nation's terror alert to periwinkle.
Jon Stewart
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If the message that emerges after WorldCom and Enron is that the executives who preside over corporate fraud are ruined, that is a message I support 100 percent.
Sean Coffey
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One of the interesting things about studying the fraud is that all the guys running Enron were smart enough to do things honestly. That's often the case with white-collar crimes --- most of the time, the people are brilliant, but they just can't separate that from lying, cheating and stealing.
Paul Lapides
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Enron was a very, very complex corporate fraud.
Gary Brown
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Yes, I was not loyal to him or Enron when I committed those crimes.
Andrew Fastow
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I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron. But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal.
Kenneth Lay
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The shredder at Andersen's office at the Enron building was used virtually constantly and, to handle the overload, dozens of large trunks filled with Enron documents were sent [to] Andersen's main Houston office to be shredded,
Arthur Andersen
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I think most people will believe that Arthur Anderson died because (after Enron imploded)
Arthur Andersen
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It's one of the few positive things to come out of Enron.
Andrea Miller
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What's scary to me is that in the wake of Enron there has been this focus on corporate governance in the US and there have been all these conferences on it as well,
Bethany McLean
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it was shocking to me every step of the way with Enron to look at the culpability of others in the Enron affair because it's just not a case of a few bad apples down in Houston, Texas misbehaving, it's a case of almost everyone associated with the company, inside and outside, failing to do the right thing, and it's really frightening, and I think one person in the film describes it as synergistic corruption. That's a phrase I love.
Bethany McLean
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It almost reminds people of Enron,
Todd Leone
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While there was good evidence [at the trial] against people at Enron, by extension it was difficult to see what Andersen did that assisted that.
Richard Martin
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Certainly, if the market remains volatile, and we see enough of these Enron-like situations, where people are retiring into poverty, then we're going to see the climate shift. A lot of people were hoping to retire at 45 or 50 before the market downturn. Now, they have to work another 10 to 15 years. Those years have been taken away from them.
John Hotz
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If the government cannot explain why what happened at Enron was wrong in terms 12 lay people can understand, then the government will likely fail to obtain convictions.
Ross Albert
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Enron had a brief window to salvage itself [last] fall and we missed that opportunity because of Mr. Lay's failure to recognize or accept that the company had manipulated its financial statements,
Sherron Watkins
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Enron had a brief window to salvage itself [last] fall and we missed that opportunity because of Mr. Lay's failure to recognize or accept that the company had manipulated its financial statements.
Sherron Watkins
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These small regulatory costs are nothing compared to the damage that was done by WorldCom and Enron.
Richard Ferlauto
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I would still be hired to talk about the leadership failures of Enron. It's not relevant to me at all if they are convicted in this court.
Sherron Watkins
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Take, for example, some of the people at Enron, ... It should be that you are developing your leadership skills throughout your education.
Robert Sternberg
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Yes, I obstructed justice. I instructed people on the [Enron audit] team to follow the document retention policy, which I knew would result in the destruction of documents.
David Duncan
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[By December 2, 2001, Enron stock had plummeted and the conglomerate declared bankruptcy.] That's when the congressional investigations started, ... They were shocked that this Fortune 7 Company could spiral out of control. At least 13 different congressional committees held formal investigations into Enron's demise. One of them, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, stumbled across my memos to Ken Lay in a box of documents they had subpoenaed from Enron.
Sherron Watkins
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To us, this is really the smoking-gun memo. It's Enron's own attorneys admitting that Enron is manipulating the California market.
Sean Gallagher
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We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.
Maria Cantwell
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(Enron) left us something one of a kind in the world.
Rob Roy
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I think a lot of the bad news about Enron is behind us,
Muriel Siebert
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I think a lot of the bad news about Enron is behind us.
Muriel Siebert
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Usually if you wait for fundamentals to be confirmed, you've waited too long, ... What Enron has done is given people who've dillydallied a chance to get in not too far from where they could have last fall.
Sam Stovall
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The Enron news may have been enough to distract people today, or if not, then maybe kept investors to the sidelines to take a look at what their position is on some of the companies that they were buying. However, it did have a drag on the market.
David Briggs
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It almost reminds people of Enron.
Todd Leone
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