This is the twenty-second joint status report regarding the state of discovery.It is now six years after the fact of this document and it still has the power to make my blood boil. Everything that Skilling would claim in the coming years – that the prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence, that they refused him access to witnesses and material, that they were just being giant douches – is here. My heart breaks for him; he was trying very hard to stop it even then, and then, as now, he was ignored.
The Enron Task Force drones on and on about how well they provided Brady material to the EBS and Nigerian Barge defendants (which in itself is dismaying) but they acknowledge they would not give Skilling access to much of the LJM and/or Andy Fastow material – which would seem to be rather important considering the charges against him. It’s a fascinating and infuriating read, well worth your time.