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Enron Investigation / Arthur Andersen #652752

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The investigation into the Enron bankruptcy scandal featured; details given of the firing of Arthur Andersen lead partner in Houston David Duncan after claims that he ordered the shredding of Enron documents and the discovery of a memo written by Enron executive Sherron Watkins to Enron CEO Kenneth Lay concerning problems with accounting practices. [Watkins' attorney Philip HILDER - says Watkins wanted her concerns addressed.] [Enron stockholder Gary KEMPER - says employees were told to hang on to the stock and buy more.] [Plaintiffs' attorney Eli GOTTESDIENER - says people are asking why employees were not allowed to sell their stock.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) Questions about Arthur Andersen's practice of consulting and auditing for the same companies examined. ["BusinessWeek" Dan BUECKE - says Andersen is admitting there was wrongdoing.] [Enron shareholders' attorney William LeRACH - says Andersen could not properly consult and audit for the same company; says laws made prosecuting problems much harder to do.]

Attkisson, Sharyl;
Axelrod, Jim;
Roberts, John

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