Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A former finance employee at Enron was sentenced to two years probation for filing false income tax returns.

Lawrence Lawyer, a 38-year-old Houston resident, faced up to three years in prison for failing to report $79,469 he received over a four-year period beginning in 1997 from then-Enron executive Michael Kopper, a lieutenant of ex-Enron CFO Andrew Fastow.

In handing out the sentence, District Court Judge Kenneth Hoyt said if it weren't for the "storm" caused by the Enron scandal, Lawyer's case may not have even made it to the courtroom.
See also WCCC Prof Blog.