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Introduction

Enron

Andersen

Bush administration

-George W Bush
-Dick Cheney
-Paul O’Neill
-Spencer
 Abraham
-Donald Evans
-Karl Rove
-John Ashcroft
-Lawrence
 Lindsey
-Thomas White
-Robert Zoellick
-Clinton
 administration:
 Robert Rubin

British connection

Investigators and regulators

George W Bush
George W BushPresident Bush received substantial sums in campaign contributions from Enron and Kenneth Lay personally.

According to the US Centre for Public Integrity, Mr Lay and Enron donated more than $500,000 to Bush campaign coffers – making Enron the president’s largest single patron.

The president is a friend of Mr Lay, who he apparently refers to as “Kenny Boy".

Mr Bush has championed some issues Enron considered important, such as deregulating utilities and limiting compensation awards. He has also favoured more oil exploration and drilling in spite of opposition from environmentalists.

As a former Texas oil executive, Mr Bush is seen as friendly to the oil and energy industries.


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