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Lay Declares Innocence in Enron Trial

Kenneth Lay, former chairman of the Enron Corp., takes the witness stand to declare his innocence of the fraud and conspiracy charges leveled against him.

Lay said he would not have come back to the company in 2001 to step in as CEO if he suspected there had been any wrongdoing. Lay faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in jail if convicted.

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Wade Goodwyn is an NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.