The former head of Enron Corp.'s energy services retail unit took the stand in Houston, testifying that former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling had to have known he was committing a crime in fudging the facts surrounding the company's accounting.

Five weeks into the government's fraud and conspiracy trial against former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay and Skilling, retail head David W. Delainey testified for the government, providing alleged first-hand knowledge of when Enron's deception of its investors began to become a conspiracy.

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