Jan 14, 2008

Sean Berkowitz on the Enron fraud

These men did not try to put the company into bankruptcy. They felt if they could just hold on, if they could just lie a little bit longer and get to the next quarter and the next quarter and the next year, everything would be fine.... They figured the market wouldn't understand. They were arrogant, and they decided what the market heard and what the market didn't hear.

~ Sean Berkowitz, lead prosecutor in the Enron trial, "The Guiltiest Guys in the Room," Fortune, July 5, 2006

(These comments were made to the jury in his closing argument.)

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