Children of Enron

One of Ken Lay's many legacies: the families whose lives were disrupted by the fall

"That whole thing sounds cool to me, to get into business and do something like that," he says. "Just don't screw up."

Chris says much the same.

"I know that I want to work for a company that doesn't really go bankrupt, but is like Enron. 'Cause from what my dad used to tell me, it was an awesome, a really cool place to work for," he says. "I believe that it was only a few people that really screwed everyone else, so there's nothing, no real bad things I learned from Enron."

Christopher and Amanda Dinh stand in the shadow of 
their mother's former workplace.
Daniel Kramer
Christopher and Amanda Dinh stand in the shadow of their mother's former workplace.
Chris Boutcher, Enron kid.
Daniel Kramer
Chris Boutcher, Enron kid.

He circles back around to that idea.

"I know how some people can get when they get a lot of money, and when the money's sitting there, staring at them right in the face," he says. "They're idiots, but there's crooked people everywhere, right?"

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