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Breaking News: Ken Lay Is Dead

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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, and Nebraska's InterNorth. He was awaiting sentencing and considering possible appeals at his vacation home in Aspen, Colorado. Lay was 64.
No word on whether prosecutors will seek to use new war-on-terror extradition powers to force the guardians of the afterlife to release Lay's ghost for sentencing in Houston.

Ken Lay dead of massive heart attack