‘Bad Bets,’ Episode 6

Enron Chief Executive Ken Lay was practically the company’s founding father. But when federal authorities began investigating Enron after its collapse, prosecutors had a hard time connecting Mr. Lay to anything illegal—and Mr. Lay himself insisted that he was innocent. Until prosecutor John Hueston joined the team, two years into the investigation.

In this episode, how the Enron Task Force built its case against Mr. Lay.