Speaking before a Houston business group and professing his innocence, former Enron Corp. chief executive Kenneth Lay blamed the energy company's chief financial officer for its infamous 2001 collapse.
According to reports, Lay pointed the finger at former chief financial officer Andrew Fastow, who pleaded guilty to several charges in January, including stealing $60 million from the company, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Fastow is expected to be the star witness against Lay in a trial slated to begin Jan. 17.
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