Former employees of Enron were thankful and encouraged upon hearing that Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy and fraud. While nothing will give back all that they lost, the idea that “justice prevails” has encouraged the former employees.
Both defendants proclaimed their innocence and vowed to appeal the jury’s verdict. After surrendering his passport and paying a $5 million bod, Lay said:
I firmly believe I’m innocent of the charges against me as I have said from day one.