United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for May 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Federal Jury Convicts Enron Broadband Executive Kevin Howard On Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, And False Records Charges (06-338)

WASHINGTON — A federal jury in Houston today convicted former Enron executive Kevin Howard on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and falsification of books and records... (Read more)

Former Fundraiser Thomas W. Noe Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy, Causing A False Statement And Illegal Campaign Contributions (06-337)

WASHINGTON — Former Republican fundraiser Thomas W. Noe has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make illegal campaign contributions, (Read more)

Friday, May 26, 2006

Former Congressional Legislative Assistant Brett M. Pfeffer Sentenced in Bribery Scheme (06-331)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. Congress was sentenced to 96 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and aiding and abetting the solicitation of bribes by a member of Congress, the Department of Justice announced today.  (Read more)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Federal Jury Convicts Former Enron Chief Executives Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling On Fraud, Conspiracy And Related Charges 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal jury in Houston has convicted former Enron Chief Executive Officers Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling on charges including conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements, (Read more)

Statement by DAG Paul J. Mcnulty on the Convictions of Former Enron Executive Officers

The collapse of the Enron corporation put thousands of employees out of work and cost investors billions in losses. Enron has become the leading symbol of the corporate scandal.  (Read more)

Monday, May 8, 2006

Former Lobbyist Neil Volz Pleads Guilty To Corruption And Fraud Conspiracy (06-277)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former lobbyist Neil G. Volz has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiring with Jack Abramoff, Michael Scanlon, Tony Rudy and others to commit honest services fraud and to violate the federal one-year lobbying ban,  (Read more)

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Businessman Pleads Guilty To Paying Bribes To U.S. Congressman (06-269)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A businessman who paid bribes to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives has pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and the payment of bribes to a public official,  (Read more)

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