Kenneth Lay

  • Enron, Kenneth Lay

    This, Of Course, Assumes That Lay Is Dead, An Assertion We Continue To Contend, But It’s For Charity, So What The Hey

    Ikea just isn’t what it used to be, you know? Once a cool, hip, Swedey design company, it’s basically devolved into just a run of the mill furniture store whose difficulty to get to is rivaled only by the fact that it charges over a hundred dollars to deliver something worth less than forty, playing […]

    / Mar 19, 2007 at 2:59 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay Is Dead

    We guess this makes it official. Today we checked in with both of our favorite Ken Lay Lives conspiracy sites—and neither of them have been updated in ages. sports a post dating back to July. And plain-old is now just blogspam. So Ken Lay Lives is officially over. Ken Lay is dead. And […]

    / Oct 19, 2006 at 3:14 PM
  • Enron, Kenneth Lay, Lawyers, White Collar Crime

    The Ghost of Ken Lay Set Free!

    As expected, a federal judge voided Ken Lay’s conviction yesterday. The founder of failed energy trading outfit Enron had been convicted by a Texas jury of conspiracy and fraud for his role in the 2001 collapse of the company six weeks before his death. The judge in the case ruled yesterday that because Lay died […]

    / Oct 18, 2006 at 10:02 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    The Ghost of Ken Lay Moves One Step Closer to Innocence

    Ken Lay’s soul moved a bit further up the ladder of legal purgatory yesterday when a judge approved a motion by the lawyer expected to represent him in his appeals. Attorney Samuel Buffone had asked the court to substitute Ken Lay’s estate for the man himself, the first step in having the jury verdict against […]

    / Aug 16, 2006 at 11:01 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay: Forget Options Timing, How About Death Timing?

    It seems it’s not just DealBreaker’s Bess Levin who is convinced Ken Lay lives. The analysts Long and Short Capital today gave the theory it’s official rating. So if you are convicted of the largest financial fraud in history, but die in between conviction and sentencing, the conviction will be vacated by the Gov? And […]

    / Aug 11, 2006 at 4:09 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    The Ghost of Ken Lay Haunting Courts

    Even the dead have laywers, at least if they were very rich. Attorneys for allegedly dead Ken Lay began the process of expunging his criminal record, according to the people who accord these sort of things. Let’s take the Law Blog, for instance: Samuel Buffone of Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C., whom Lay had […]

    / Aug 10, 2006 at 3:22 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Can’t All The Living Ken Lays Just Get Along?

    The “Ken Lay” who blogs over at is none too happy with the t-shirt selling site Some bastards registered a domain name ripping off the clever, catchy name of my blog. What’s more is they are selling t-shirts to profiteer off of my tragedy. Can you imagine somebody viciously making buckets of money […]

    / Jul 21, 2006 at 11:22 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay: Life After “Death”

    Despite the autopsy, Ken Lay was recently spotted in a New York area airport. Don’t check the casket. I know he’s back. When I saw those lights flickering out at La Guardia Airport yesterday and heard the eerie shrieks and moans in the dark, broiling subway tunnels, I just knew it: Ken Lay’s alive! We […]

    / Jul 20, 2006 at 10:04 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay: Autopsy Says He’s Still “Dead”

    So they cut up the corpse of ex-Enron CEO Ken Lay and discovered that he had serious cardiovascular problems. Two stents were propping open his arteries, three of which were 90 percent blocked anyway. The most interesting part of the story is the little details about Lay’s last moments. The report said that Lay had […]

    / Jul 20, 2006 at 9:28 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay: Alive Enough To Create A Flick’r Account, Edit/Update With Pics of What He’s Been “Up To”

    Editor’s Note: Since Ken Lay’s death (or should we say “death”), we’ve been getting a lot of email from people suggesting he faked his own demise and then perhaps smuggled himself out of the country. As it turns out, you were right,! Intern Bess Levin recently received the missive below from Mr. Lay detailing […]

    / Jul 12, 2006 at 12:00 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Will Lay’s Death Set Skilling Free?

    By now everyone has heard the theory that Ken Lay’s death might technically mean that Lay went to his grave an innocent man. Even though he had been convicted, since Lay died prior to sentencing and with possible appeals still available, his verdict was not final, the theory goes. But the latest idea is that […]

    / Jul 10, 2006 at 4:08 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay’s Minister of Inappropriate Analogies

    We were a little put off when we first heard that Rev. William A. Lawson, the pastor emeritus of Houston’s Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church who officiated at yesterday’s memorial service for Ken Lay, had said that the service was being held in Aspen rather than Houston, where Lay had lived for years and made his […]

    / Jul 10, 2006 at 3:25 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay Will Live Forever

    Even dead Ken Lay is stilling messing with us—asking to be cremated so that he will live forever in the minds of conspiracy theorists who will surely declare that this is just a way of covering up for the lack of a body to bury. You can bet we’ll be reading about Lay spottings on […]

    / Jul 7, 2006 at 2:02 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay T-Shirt

    History repeats itself. First as tragedy. Then as comedy (or, in this case, a blog). And finally as an ironic t-shirt. The Ken Lay Lives T-Shirt [KenLayLives.Com]

    / Jul 7, 2006 at 11:32 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Did Ken Lay Get Away?

    Here’s why you think this is far-fetched. If you were convicted of crimes that would probably get you locked up for the rest of your life, you probably wouldn’t be able to escape. But then you probably also wouldn’t be spending the time between conviction and sentencing in your Aspen vacation home either. But just […]

    / Jul 6, 2006 at 3:11 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Did Stress Slay Ken Lay?

    So it is possible that stress related to his trial and conviction brought on Ken Lay’s heart attack? Slate says: Absolutely. The release of stress hormones (like adrenalin) into the bloodstream increases the likelihood of both heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest. Studies of heart attack patients found that 15 percent to 30 percent of […]

    / Jul 6, 2006 at 9:45 AM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Ken Lay Lives!

    That’s the title of a new blog launched earlier today by, uhm, Ken Lay. Or, we should say, “Ken Lay.” KenLayLives claims Ken has fled to an undisclosed location where he is gathering evidence to prove his innocence. Also, he reminds us that “Texas Rules!” DealBreaker cannot vouch for the factuality of any of these […]

    / Jul 5, 2006 at 5:58 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Breaking News: Ken Lay Is Dead

    Ken Lay, the convicted Enron founder, has died of a massive heart attack, according to KHOU-TV, a Houston CBS affiliate. Lay was found guilty in May of fraud and conspiracy for his role in the collapse of the company he built out of a merger between Houston Natural Gas, where he had previously been CEO, […]

    / Jul 5, 2006 at 10:14 AM
  • Kenneth Lay, Trading Cards

    DealBreaker Trading Cards™: Ken Lay

    It has been brought to our attention that sometimes we write about people you don’t know who do things you don’t understand for reasons no one can explain. Normally, we’d just point you to Google and send you on your way, but we’re not sure we can trust you to do your own homework. (You […]

    / Jun 19, 2006 at 3:33 PM
  • Kenneth Lay

    Lay Testimony: Day One, with Pie Chart

    Ken Lay took the stand today and offered the following assessment of the Enron trial, so far: It’s been very interesting,” Mr. Lay answered. “We’ve seen a lot of interesting testimony. We’ve seen a lot of interesting people, a lot of allegations, a lot of lies, a lot of misinformation and some truth.” In case […]

    / Apr 24, 2006 at 10:43 AM

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