Prosecutors seek June trial for Kenneth Lay

Prosecutors seek June trial for Kenneth Lay

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors argued Monday that it would be in the public interest for former Enron [corporate website; JURIST news archive] CEO Kenneth Lay [Wikipedia profile; Lay defense website] to face trial this summer – no later than June – on bank fraud charges. The government cited Lay's repeated assurances that he is prepared to stand trial and hopes for a speedy resolution to his legal fight. Despite his earlier public requests for a trial separate from others charged in the Enron scandal, Lay has since proposed that his bank fraud trial take place two months after the conclusion of the larger conspiracy and fraud trial of Lay and his Enron co-defendants. AP has more.