By Don DeLillo
Wealthy, handsome and empty within, 28-year-old ads government David Bell appears to be like at the floor to have every little thing. yet he's a guy close to wasting his sanity. Trapped in a ny workplace with soulless sycophants as his in simple terms corporation, he makes an abrupt choice to depart manhattan for America's mid-west. His plan: to movie the small-town lives of normal humans and call the real middle of his fatherland. yet as Bell places his movies jointly in his lodge room, he grows more and more confident that there's no center to discover. glossy the US has develop into a land that has reached the tip of its reel...
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Criminal charges would be met with indictments by the Enron Grand Jury. Lengthy prison time and fines would follow for those convicted. The Enron Task Force prosecutors vowed to avenge the public’s losses, and it didn’t take them long to start. On March 7, within sixty days of the formation of the task force, the press room of the Department of Justice at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue was crammed with reporters and department attorneys for a major announcement. A stern and somber group walked to the stage and stood in their assigned formation.
That was why the indictment had been sealed. Before the indictment was made public, the SEC had begun secret talks with the other accounting firms on 54 ways to handle the demise of Andersen. It could have caused enormous upheaval in the public markets. The really big news conference was a mere nine weeks later. Enron Task Force director Leslie Caldwell stood outside the federal courthouse in Houston before a throng of reporters from all forms of media, who were hanging on her every word. Standing beside Caldwell in front of the bank of microphones was her friend and colleague, Andrew Weissmann, a narrow-faced man with a beak of a nose and large horn-rimmed glasses.
Andersen had requested an opportunity to make a presentation to the Enron Grand Jury before it considered the indictment, but Leslie Caldwell, Andrew Weissmann, and the rest of the task force had refused to allow Andersen to do so. The company was indicted solely on whatever evidence these prosecutors secretly presented to it. As experienced prosecutors know, that itself is not unusual, but it was extremely unusual to indict the company itself for what was done by only a few people. In fact, this was the first time it had been done.
Americana by Don DeLillo