[JURIST] Thousands of hours of audio tapes and transcripts of conversations of Enron traders talking about, or engaging in, violations of federal regulations were released Tuesday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [agency website]. FERC has indicated that it will likely use some of the materials pulled from the transcripts of the tapes in its criminal cases against former Enron executives. Private companies are also assisting in the transcription effort. The full transcripts and audio files [click on "Files" for MP3s] are available online in the FERC library; hear a sample recording [MP3]. AP has more.