Victims Could Speak at Former Enron Executives' Sentencing

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HOUSTON (AP) - Two felons of the Enron rubble - Jeffrey Skilling
and Andrew Fastow - could hear firsthand how their crimes affected
their co-workers.

Sentencing hearings are pending for the former executives of Houston-based Enron, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001.

A federal judge in Houston recently ruled that victims who show up at Fastow's September 26th hearing can sign in and speak.

Skilling's lawyers also expect Enron victims to speak about their financial hardships at the former C-E-O's sentencing hearing October 23.

Skilling in May was convicted of 19 counts of fraud, conspiracy and other charges for lying to investors and employees about the company's financial health.

Fastow is Enron's former chief financial officer. He pleaded guilty in 2004 to two counts of conspiracy and agreed to the serve the maximum ten-year term for his admitted crimes.

Skilling faces decades in prison.