Have an adult with a higher than 8th grade reading comprehension read it for you. He was convicted so the sentencing would be a proper formality on where Lay would serve out his lifetime in jail. Also, despite Lay's death , his estate and heirs are still on the hook for the $43.5 million that lay stole from employees and shareholders of Enron stock. "The government launched a widespread fraud investigation that enveloped Enrons finance, trading, broadband and retail energy units. The probe amassed 16 guilty pleas from ex-executives, eight of whom testified against Skilling and Lay during their trial.<quoted text>
Lay was never sentenced.
You can't read with comprehension.
Lay and Skilling insisted no fraud occurred at Enron except from a few employees who skimmed money behind their backs. Jurors were unconvinced."... "Prosecutors in Lays trial declined comment Wednesday, both on his death and what may become of their effort to seek $43.5 million from Lay that they say he pocketed as part of the conspiracy. The government is seeking $139.3 million from Skilling.
Lays death will not affect the governments case against Skilling, who will appeal his convictions, Petrocelli said." Check this out: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13715925/ns/busines...