Enron's founder and chairman, Kenneth L. Lay, died (this morning) of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado, according to Kelly L. Kimberly, a spokeswoman for Mr. Lay.This sentence from the article is wonderfully syrupy, vintage-Times prose:
... In May, Mr. Lay was found guilty on six counts of fraud and conspiracy and four counts of bank fraud. The former chief executive, Jeffrey K. Skilling, was convicted of 18 counts of fraud and conspiracy and one count of insider trading.
... [Enron's] sudden collapse at the end of 2001 and revelation as little more than a house of cards left Enron, with its crooked E logo, the premier public symbol of corporate ignominy.