Washington, D.C., November 2, 2009 -- Kevin Howard, Enron's former broadband finance chief, was sentenced today to one year's probation, including nine months of home confinement, as a result of a June 1 plea, negotiated by his lawyer, Barry Pollack, a member in Miller & Chevalier's White Collar and Internal Investigations Practice, to one count of falsifying books and records.
"The single transaction at issue in this case is the only transaction involving Mr. Howard in his fifteen years at Enron ever called into question, and Mr. Howard received no personal benefit from the transaction," said Barry Pollack. "The Court appropriately took these facts into account in sentencing him to probation."
Mr. Howard had previously been tried twice. His convictions were vacated on appeal. Mr. Howard retained Pollack, who previously obtained an acquittal for one of Mr. Howard's co-defendants, to represent him in what would have been his third trial. He pled guilty on the eve of trial under a deal that guaranteed him no jail time, the only person charged who proceeded to trial and was then offered a no jail time plea.
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