Grooving on Glisan
After the verdict was announced, several jurors talked to reporters, explaining what they found compelling in the testimony and evidence.
One of the defense's key hopes was that the jury would discount the highly damaging testimony of former Enron chief financial officer Andrew S. Fastow. Fastow had pleaded guilty to several charges and cooperated with the government in its case against Jeffrey K. Skilling and Kenneth L. Lay. The defense told the jury that Fastow was damaged goods, that he'd say anything to save his hide.
But at least one juror talking after the trial said the jury found the testimony of former Enron treasurer Benjamin Glisan both damaging and credible.
Like Fastow, Glisan had pleaded guilty to fraud. But, unlike Fastow, he did not cooperate with the government. And -- bad news for Lay and Skilling -- Glisan was a copious note-taker. He put Lay and Skilling in meetings where criminal activities were discussed. That left Lay and Skilling only able to deny they were in the room as Glisan had said.
In the end, the jury found Glisan a more believable witness than Lay and Skilling.