Enron Employees Get Settlement

Enron employees whose retirement plans vanished when the company imploded may be getting some compensation after all, thanks to a settlement announced Monday by the government.

Here's the story from the New York TimesMeanwhile, Ken Lay continues in his efforts to mount the "I'm not evil and greedy; I'm just wildly incompetent" defense at his website here. Lay says:

"The collapse of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen were tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time of my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a crime. I sincerely hope that the Enron Task Force will reign in its prosecutorial zeal and excess and work to convict people for committing actual crimes, not for making mistakes that the Task Force attempts to recast as criminal activity."