NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2002
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(White House: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The investigation into the collapse of the Enron energy company featured; details given of Enron's firing of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm and of the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) investigation into how Enron paid no income tax for four of the last five years. [Citizens for Tax Justice Director Robert McINTYRE - says Enron was one of the "biggest freeloaders."] [Columbia University Law School professor John COFFEE - says Andersen saw a profitable client following dangerous accounting policies.]
(White House: Tom Brokaw) Enron donations to members of both political parties sitting on the seven Congressional committees reported.