Enron whistleblower speaks of ethics, faith at BYU business conference
“When you take a risk for your faith, your ethics, your integrity, it seems like you’re laying it all on the line.”
So said Sherron Watkins, the famed whistleblower and former vice president of Enron Corp., who tried to warn the firm’s then-CEO, Kenneth Lay, in 2001 of the company’s questionable accounting practices.
Enron, once the seventh largest company in America, filed for bankruptcy later that year after revelations about years of inflated profits, and Watkins testified before congressional committees investigating Enron’s downfall. TIME magazine n