With the federal criminal trial of former Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay set to begin Jan. 30, he and his defense team have launched a Web site designed to enhance his public image and present his side of the story: Ken Lay Information. The site includes the texts of his court filings, biographies of his legal team, news articles and videos about the case, and Lay’s own articles and op-ed pieces. The site also lists Lay’s civic and philanthropic associations, his awards and honors and his business associations.
Doubtful such a site would have any significant impact on the federal court trial. But in the court of public opinion, a site such as this could be effective in helping to counter negative press.