Scene 3: Trial
Lawyer Mr Fastow, you've spent a great deal of time today describing your actions as 'a hero of Enron'. Do you really view your behaviour as heroic?
Lawyer Were you a hero when you stole from Enron – yes or no?
Lawyer You must be consumed by an insatiable greed. Is that fair to say?
Lawyer That sounded awfully rehearsed, Mr Fastow.
Lawyer Are you smart, Mr Skilling?
Lawyer 2 Sure you are. So you knew and understood what Mr Fastow was doing at your company?
Lawyer Did you steal?
Lawyer Did you profit personally, illegally from LJM?
Lawyer 2 You did not want to know.
Lawyer How much?
Lawyer Forty five million (!)And how much did Mr Skilling profit personally?
Lawyer None! So doesn't it make sense that you'd protect yourself today? Say anything to get your boss convicted, maybe make arrangements with the federal government!
Lawyer 2 Objection!
Lawyer He promoted you, supported you and trusted you, did not profit at all, yet was betrayed by you!
Lawyer 2 Mr Skilling, During the period of February '99 through June 2001, did you convert your stock worth sixty-six million dollars?
Lawyer 2 All the time telling employees to invest?
Lawyer We all know you know 'bout stealing' Mr Fastow –
Lawyer No, you committed crimes at Enron!
Lawyer 2 You thought the company was fine, everything was fine, with things in such great shape, why did you resign?
Lawyer 2 You left a sinking ship! Women and children first, right after Jeff!
Lawyer 2 Does that include the nothing it's worth now?
Lawyer 2 Remind me, Mr Skilling, who hired Andy Fastow?
Lawyer But LJM was your idea?
Lawyer 2 And when you made him CFO, you knew the sort of man he was?
Lawyer 2 He worshipped you, wanted to impress you –
Lawyer 2 Andy Fastow came to you with LJM, with this insane idea, you knew that it was wrong, but you signed off!
Lawyer When the history books are written about what happened at Enron you know your name is going to be on that page. You want to make sure Mr Skilling's name is on that page also.
Lay and Fastow are cuffed. Skilling is cuffed.