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Introduction

Enron

Andersen

Bush administration

British connection

Investigators and regulators

Introduction
The collapse of energy giant Enron is the largest bankruptcy in United States corporate history.

In just 15 years, Enron grew into one of America's largest companies, but its success was based on artificially inflated profits, dubious accounting practices, and some say fraud.

The scandal also cuts right to the heart of the current US administration.

BBC News Online explains the roles of the main figures in the unfolding scandal.

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