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Lay it on the Line

Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:27 PM

Inspired by the footage of the former Enron chief being led away in handcuffs, many listeners called wondering where Kenneth Lay, if convicted, would serve his time - as one put it "in a hardcore prison or a federal Marriott?" (apologies to the hotel chain). One caller informed us that the ultimate decision is made by the Bureau of Prisons, although the trial judge can make a recommendation. Of course, regarding sentence the judge will be guided by the U.S. Dept of Justice. The energy company's founder and former top executive says he
failed to save the company -- but that "failure does not equate to a crime." But in this case, does it? Email us your thoughts

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