Archive for Monday, July 26, 2010

Hearing for former Westar executives slated for Thursday

July 26, 2010


— A hearing is scheduled Tuesday for two former Westar Energy Inc. executives accused of conspiring to loot the Kansas utility.

Former Westar CEO David Wittig and his top former strategy officer, Douglas Lake, are charged with conspiracy and several counts of circumventing internal controls to hide their actions.

Tuesday's hearing at federal court in Topeka is expected to focus on whether prosecutors should hand over 60,000 pages of documents in the case.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that lawyers for Wittig and Lake are seeking disclosure of records they say federal prosecutors are withholding.

The two men's first trial ended in a hung jury and a conviction in their second trial was overturned. Their third trial is scheduled to start Sept. 20.


billybob1 7 years, 10 months ago

Enough already. Don't these prosecutors have anything better to do?

Kontum1972 7 years, 10 months ago

gee i thought they already executed this tying them to a windprop...hmm just be not slow.....

weeslicket 7 years, 10 months ago

can someone with some legal knowledge please explain to me how it is not YET written into contract law, that: 1. if any person in leadership, who is found to have broken the law according to court proceedings, either while in or ensuing from that position of leadership, must forfeit all rights and benefits held withing that previously negotiated contract. (of course, this clause would have to already BE in the agreed upon contract). 2. if any person in leadership is litigated, either while in or ensuing from that position of leadership, your contract (previously) is held in suspension until completion of proper court proceedings.

just wondering here.

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