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| January 2002: Investigation|
America demands answers as a former executive takes his own life
9 - 10 Jan:
While America reeled from the bankruptcy and Enron employees, past and present, worked out what they had left, the Justice Dept announced a criminal investigation.
Attorney General John Ashcroft, who had received campaign funds from the company in 2000, excluded himself from the investigation along with the 100 federal investigators in Houston.
The following day, Andersen, its role increasingly in the spotlight, admitted that employees had disposed of Enron documents.
The White House also confirmed speculation that Kenneth Lay had appealed to members of the administration for help.
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