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  2. Enron - Wikipedia

    Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and services company based in Houston, Texas. It was founded by Kenneth Lay in 1985 as a merger between Lay's Houston Natural Gas and InterNorth, both relatively small regional companies. Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 20,600 staff and was a major ...

  3. What Was Enron? What Happened and Who Was Responsible

    Enron was a U.S. energy-trading and utilities company that perpetuated one of the biggest accounting frauds in history. Enron's executives employed accounting practices that falsely inflated the ...

  4. Enron scandal | Summary, Explained, History, & Facts

    Enron scandal, series of events that resulted in the bankruptcy of the U.S. energy, commodities, and services company Enron Corporation and the dissolution of Arthur Andersen LLP, which had been one of the largest auditing and accounting companies in the world. The collapse of Enron, which held more than $60 billion in assets, involved one of the biggest bankruptcy filings in the history of ...

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  6. Enron scandal - Wikipedia

    The Enron scandal was an accounting scandal involving Enron Corporation, an American energy company based in Houston, Texas. Upon being publicized in October 2001, the company declared bankruptcy and its accounting firm, Arthur Andersen – then one of the five largest audit and accountancy partnerships in the world – was effectively dissolved.

  7. Enron Fast Facts | CNN

    Facts. Enron was ranked as America’s fifth largest company by Fortune magazine in 2002, despite its 2001 bankruptcy filing. An independent review published in 2002 detailed how executives ...

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  8. Enron Scandal: The Fall of a Wall Street Darling - Investopedia

    He was released from prison in 2011. 23. Skilling, Enron’s former CEO, ultimately received the harshest sentence of anyone involved in the scandal. In 2006, Skilling was convicted of conspiracy ...

  9. Enron Scandal - Overview, Role of MTM, Agency Conflicts

    Through deceiving accounting tricks, Enron Corporation – the US-based energy, commodities, and services company – was able to trick its investors into thinking that the firm was doing much better than it actually was. Understanding the Enron Scandal. At Enron’s peak in mid-2001, the company’s shares were trading at an all-time high of ...

  10. FBI — A Look Back at the Enron Case

    A Look Back at the Enron Case. 12/13/06. Investigators emerged from a 2002. search of Enron headquarters in. Houston with more than 500. boxes of evidence. When Enron declared bankruptcy in December 2001 and took with it the nest eggs of thousands of employees and stockholders, the FBI field office in Houston assigned two agents to investigate ...