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Tulsa Pipe Construction Firm, Manager Cop to Bid-Rigging Charges

A Tulsa, OK-based pipeline construction firm and a company general manager pleaded guilty earlier this week in a Denver federal court to charges that they rigged the bids that they submitted to BP America Production Co. to construct natural gas pipelines in the Upper San Juan Basin in Colorado.

August 10, 2006

Ex-Mirant, Cinergy Traders Plead Guilty to Reporting Bogus Trades

Three former Mirant and Cinergy Corp. natural gas traders pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to report bogus trades to an industry publication between July and November 2000 in an attempt to manipulate gas price indexes.

June 21, 2006

Three Ex-Duke Employees Plead Innocent in Energy Trading Scheme

Two former executives and an ex-energy trader for Duke Energy Corp.’s Houston-based trading unit pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges that they schemed to secure bonuses by fraudulently manipulating energy trading profits. All were released on separate $100,000 bonds.

December 7, 2005

Second Former Williams Trader Pleads Guilty to Gas Market Manipulation

In the latest in a long series of gas market manipulation cases, former Williams trader Brion Scott McKenna, 36, of Houston, TX, pleaded guilty on May 20 to one count of manipulating the price of natural gas in interstate commerce in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.

May 30, 2005

Second Former Williams Trader Pleads Guilty to Gas Market Manipulation

In the latest in a long series of gas market manipulation cases, former Williams trader Brion Scott McKenna, 36, of Houston, TX, pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of manipulating the price of natural gas in interstate commerce in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.

May 24, 2005

Former Duke Energy Trader Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Books for Bonus

A former Duke Energy trader, who was indicted last year along with two former vice presidents, pleaded guilty in Houston on Thursday to falsifying the company books so that he could increase his bonus. Brian Lavielle, 34, also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

February 14, 2005

Former Duke Energy Trader Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Books for Bonus

A former Duke Energy trader, who was indicted last year along with two former vice presidents, pleaded guilty in Houston last Thursday to falsifying the company books so that he could increase his bonus. Brian Lavielle, 34, also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

February 14, 2005

Former Enron Broadband COO Pleads Guilty, to Cooperate

The former COO of Enron Broadband Services (EBS) pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Houston to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud. Kevin Hannon agreed to forfeit $2.2 million and pay $1 million in civil fines, and he also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their ongoing case against former Enron Corp. executives.

September 1, 2004

Lea Fastow to Serve Year-Long Sentence in Houston Detention Center

Lea Fastow, who pleaded guilty in May to a misdemeanor tax charge in an Enron Corp.-related case, will spend her year-long sentence at the Federal Detention Center in downtown Houston, a far cry from the minimum security prison she had requested.

June 14, 2004

Lea Fastow to Serve Year-Long Sentence in Houston Detention Center

Lea Fastow, who pleaded guilty in May to a misdemeanor tax charge in an Enron Corp.-related case, will spend her year-long sentence at the Federal Detention Center in downtown Houston, a far cry from the minimum security prison she had requested.

June 10, 2004