Houston (Feb. 20, 2004) -- Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling, who faces a 40-count federal indictment that includes fraud, insider trading and giving false statements to auditors, surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and pleaded not guilty to all counts, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The charges against Skilling come only a month after former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy and agreed to help prosecutors pursue other cases. Former Enron chief accounting officer Rick Causey, who also pleaded not guilty to six fraud counts last month, faces charges similar to those against Skilling.

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