Lay Pleads Not Guilty to Enron Fraud Charges

Former Enron CEO Ken Lay leaves the Federal Courthouse holding the hand of his wife, Linda.

Former Enron CEO Ken Lay leaves the Federal Courthouse holding the hand of his wife, Linda (L), after posting bond on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy in the demise of Enron, July 8, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Former Enron CEO Ken Lay leaves the Federal Courthouse holding the hand of his wife, Linda.

Former Enron CEO Ken Lay leaves the Federal Courthouse holding the hand of his wife, Linda (L), after posting bond on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy in the demise of Enron, July 8, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Former Enron CEO and Chairman Kenneth Lay pleads not guilty to federal charges that he participated in a scheme to deceive investors and government regulators about his company's financial health.

Lay entered his plea in a Houston federal court after surrendering to authorities on charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports.

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