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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:29 AM
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(Enron) Lea Fastow plea deal scrapped
http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/07/news/midcaps/enron_fast...

Ex-Enron executive Lea Fastow -- the wife of ex-chief financial officer Andrew Fastow -- changed her plea to "not guilty" of filing a false tax return Wednesday after the judge in her case rejected a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Judge David Hittner moved the trial of Lea Fastow, a former assistant treasurer at the energy trading company, to Brownsville, Texas, from Houston, and set a jury selection date of June 2.

Hittner, speaking from the bench, said he saw no reason why Lea Fastow should serve less than the 10 to 16 months in prison recommended by probation officials, Reuters reported.

Lea Fastow pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to filing a false tax return in exchange for prosecutors' recommendation that would sentence her to five months in prison. Her husband pleaded guilty the same day to wire and securities fraud and agreed to cooperate in exchange for a recommended 10-year prison term.
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:30 AM
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1. I felt that she got off way too easily..
I hope this will make a difference.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:36 AM
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2. She wanted 5, the judges says "10 to 15" and she says "no dice"?
OK, go to trial. I hope they give you the MAX, Lea.

Maybe you'll get to be Martha's....Uh, can't say "that word" anymore, can we?

You get the idea...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:40 AM
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3. Is the judge Republican?
Lea Fastow is a flea. Rejecting the plea lets the dog go free. At least until way after Bush is gone.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:41 AM
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5. They've already got her husband, and he'll get them the dog.
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ctex Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:22 PM
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8. I think Andy's plea was contingent on Lea's
While she deserves more than 5 months in prison, rejecting her plea deal probably makes it harder to nail Skilling and Lay.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:41 AM
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4. Maybe....
...she intends to take a page from the Tycho playbook..
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:24 PM
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6. Maybe she'll get Bu'wheet on her jury...
"Oh-TAY!!!"
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:11 PM
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7. Fastow family campaign contributions detail
Take a wild guess which party they are devoted to?
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?city=HOU...
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:29 PM
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9. Lea Fastow
Thats one texas lady who thought her shit didn't stink.

She was wrong.
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