Enron jury has full day of deliberations

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe banking case is being tried without a jury before U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, who presided over the pair’s conspiracy case as well. Lake plans to issue his verdict in the banking case, which is expected to last several days, after jurors in the larger conspiracy case render theirs. HOUSTON – Jurors in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay and former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling finished their first full day of deliberations Thursday in the premier case to emerge from one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history. The eight-woman, four-man panel received the case Wednesday and had deliberated for about 9 1/2 hours by day’s end Thursday. Deliberations will continue Monday. “It’s nerve-racking,” Skilling’s lead lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said about the wait for a verdict. Skilling’s trial was the California civil attorney’s first criminal case. Skilling can wait in his legal team’s so-called “war room” in an office building across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston. But Lay went on trial again Thursday on bank fraud charges stemming from his personal banking. last_img read more