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Enron Auditor Pleads Guilty

April 9, 2002

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HOUSTON (AP) _ The Arthur Andersen accountant who oversaw Enron’s books pleaded guilty Tuesday to directing the shredding of Enron documents and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a deal that could help break the scandal wide open.

David B. Duncan is believed to be the first person in the Enron case to strike a deal with prosecutors. He was fired by Andersen after the accounting firm acknowledged large-scale destruction of Enron documents and deletion of computer files related to the collapse of the energy giant.

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