.........confuse the hell out of the jury?
Who knew that Jeff Skilling was a stand up (or sit down as the case may be) comedian:
"It's funny that Sarbanes-Oxley, that's one of the protections to make sure there isn't another Enron, we had it before," maintained former Enron chief executive officer Jeffrey Skilling on his first day of testimony, according to the Houston Chronicle.
What is the "it" that you are referring to Jeff, is "it" your "internal Sarbanes-Oxley" or Enron's prior internal control issues in the late 1980's with Louis Borget and his flirtation with Enron's cash.
and don't forget this classic:
In fact, asked by his attorney Daniel Petrocelli whether he would consider himself "a control freak," Skilling reportedly responded, "It's more accurate to call me a controls freak than a control freak." CFO
Shit Jeff, I hope, for your sake, that your lawyers are going to pull a rabbit out of your ass, cuz this ain't looking like much of a defense so far..............ya ya ya, I know, your lawyers will play up that most of the prosecutions witnesses have rolled over for lighter jail terms and that you were more of a visionary/strategy guy who left the details type work to others (yet you maintain that you are a "controls freak", despite that bizarre never-marking-to-market accounting approach that Enron used). Good luck on the "I didn't know" strategy, despite being a "controls freak".