The defense for former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay and chief executive Jeffrey Skilling began presenting its case this week, calling into question the sources of feted whistleblower Sherron Watkins and probing -- in excruciating detail - the legal procedures in place at the failed energy giant.

It was the 10th week in the government's fraud and conspiracy trial against the two men. Skilling was expected to take the stand himself before the close of the week. Meanwhile, Lay's lead lawyer, Michael Ramsey, sat out the first week of the defense's testimony after having surgery to clean out a clogged artery. He should be back in the courtroom next week.

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