No CEO Safe In Federal White-Collar-Crime Sweep

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Federal prosecutors scored a white-collar-crime triple play yesterday: the indictment of former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, the conviction of Adelphia Communications chief executive John Rigas for corporate looting, and the denial of a new trial for Martha Stewart. The Washington Post says the cases mark the 21st century's opening years "as a period of unprecedented peril for once-highflying corporate leaders." "This was the greatest period of malfeasance since the 1930s, and the only reason we . . .

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