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Enron Cast of Characters: Where They Are 20 Years After the Fall

Dec. 2, 2021, 2:00 PM

It’s been 20 years, to the day, since Enron Corp. filed for bankruptcy, marking one of the most spectacular financial collapses in history and forever cementing its legacy as the posterchild of corporate fraud.

The energy-trading giant’s downfall, triggered by revelations of shady accounting practices, still reverberate throughout the business and political world today. The deceptive practices of its executives, some of whom served jailtime, helped spur the passage of federal laws and regulations designed to improve the accuracy of financial reporting.

Enron’s misdeeds in energy—its traders were found to have manipulated California’s recently deregulated electricity market, helping spark a crisis that led to ...