Enron Trivia Question:

Thursday, May 25, 2006 | 01:06 PM

Okay, by now, everyone knows Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling were found guilty on most of the charges.

I am more interested in a trivia question: 

Who was the analyst that questioned Enron's books, and was called an "Asshole" by Jeff Skilling in an open analyst meeting?

The answer is below in clear type -- highlight the space beneath to see who it was:

"The analyst called an "Asshole" by Jeff Skilling was Richard Grubman, of Highfields Capital. (he's the "good" Grubman)"

Good times . . .

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UPDATE May 25, 2006 2:54pm

Dealbreaker catches CNBC in a case of spontaneous combustion:

Impending Enron Verdict Slays Everyone At CNBC
An area man witnessed the death of the entire cast of CNBC's late morning program shortly after it was announced the Enron jury verdict would come in at noon.

"They got really excited. And then more excited. And then they sort of just exploded," a witness said. Others were unlear exactly what happened.

"I watch with the volume down. I thought maybe there was an attack or something."

As it turns out, the announcement near 11 am EST that the Enron verdict would be declared at noon proved absolutely lethal to the staff of the business news program.

"The buildup really was too much," a medical specialist said.

Spontaneous combustion is rare among television news program staff members but not entirely unheard of.

Too funny . . .

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Sources:
Unacceptable Corporate and Market (NASDAQ) Behavior      
Wednesday, July 27, 2005            http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/07/unacceptable_co.html

Jeff Skilling's spectacular career
Mike Tolson and Katherine Feser
Houston Chronicle, June 20, 2004, 10:44AM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/enron/2404018.html

The United States of Enron
Robert Bryce
Counterpunch, February 15, 2006
http://www.robertbryce.com/021506cpunchUSofEnron.htm

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anyone have a link to the part of the conf call transcript where grubman asks his question? i'd love to read that.

Posted by: Ken Lay | May 25, 2006 3:06:38 PM

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