Another Classic ‘New York Post’ Cover: A Grave Matter

By: E&P Staff

Adding to its archive of classic front pages, the New York Post today carried images of the late Enron scoundrel Ken Lay and a wooden casket, with the headline: Before They Put Cheato Lay’s Coffin in the Grave CHECK HE’S IN IT.

The story inside was more restrained, however, opening: “Enron founder Ken Lay, the slippery schemer convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the energy giant’s monumental collapse, dodged jail after all.

“Lay, who faced up to 45 years in prison at his scheduled October sentencing, died of a heart attack early yesterday while vacationing with his wife Linda in Colorado.”

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