We're going to make a film about finding the elusive Ken Lay, former chairman of Enron.
On July 5th, 2006, Ken Lay died of a massive heart attack. Or so they claim.
He had just been found guilty on 10 charges of fraud and was facing more than 20 years in prison and the forfeiture of his remaining millions in assets. But, alas, while out on appeal and while vacationing in Aspen,‘Kenny Boy,’ as the Bush family called him, died in the middle of the night. Oh what a vacation it was, for, on October 17, 2006, since Lay had died prior to exhausting his appeals, his conviction was vacated. When vacation occurs, the law views it as though he had never been indicted, tried and convicted.
Ken Lay was, in the eyes of the law, an innocent man.
George Galloway visits Aspen, Colorado, the scene of Ken Lay’s permanent vacation to speak to coroners and locals about the convenient death and the perhaps even more convenient cremation. And Houston, Texas, the scene of Enron’s crimes and northern Paraguay, where then President George W. Bush bought a 100,000 acre ranch... in July 2006, the same month as Kenny Boy’s sudden death.
Max Keiser hunts for Kenny Boy in the financial markets and discovers him alive and well. From JP Morgan’s rigging of the same electricity markets in California to fraudulent derivatives parked in offshore, off balance sheet vehicles, Kenny Boy lives on.