The first witness took the stand this week in the government's fraud and conspiracy trial against former Enron Corp. chairman Kenneth Lay and chief executive Jeffrey Skilling.

The former head of investor relations, Mark Koenig, testified that both former chief financial officer Andrew Fastow and former accounting chief Richard Causey defended the company's aggressive accounting when other managers challenged them. Prosecutors are hoping to use Koenig's testimony to prove Skilling and Lay's fraud was motivated by greed.

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