Will It Ever End for the Folks At Enron?

Some 20,000 ex-Enron workers who finally received their first payment for some of their lost retirement funds were told that they were over-underpaid (12,800 total) or maybe worse over-paid (7,700 total) because of a computer burp. Those over-paid are probably going to have to pay the money back.

Of course, the company involved could just reprogram the software to account for the over-payment/under-payment in the next payment due, but ...


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Robert Charette
Spotsylvania, Va.
Willie D. Jones
New York City