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 January 2002: Investigation
 America demands answers as a former executive takes his own life

15 - 24 Jan:
In mid January, congressional investigators finally acquired the Sherron Watkins letter, the first hard evidence that people within Enron had suspicions.

Andersen fired its chief Enron auditor David Duncan amid speculation that he oversaw the shredding of documents.

Enron, in turn, fired Andersen. It proved to be the largely symbolic final act of Kenneth Lay's reign at Enron.

Two days after the FBI entered Enron's gleaming Houston headquarters, he resigned.

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