Kenneth Rice, Former CEO of Enron Broadband Services
Kenneth Rice is one of 16 Enron managers who have already pleaded guilty to charges brought by federal prosecutors.
Many of these managers are now cooperating witnesses in the trial of Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Rice was one of Skilling's top aides at Enron. Skilling selected him to run an important new venture called Enron Broadband Services (EBS).
Rice has already provided testimony in the trial of EBS executives. He told the jury in that case that he and Skilling lied about EBS' capabilities, to present a picture of success that would bolster Enron's falling stock price. That trial ended without any convictions, but the government plans to retry the case.
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