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Bad Capital

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On this day in 2002, Andrew Fastow was indicted on 78 counts, including fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy. Fastow was the chief financial officer of Enron corporation, who defrauded Enron of tens of millions of dollars in a complicated scheme which was largely able to function due to deregulation of US energy markets in the 1990s.

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