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Justice Department Indicts Ansel Adams' Son
Justice Department Indicts Ansel Adams' Son
The political fallout from Enron's collapse continued today as the US Justice Department announced its indictment against Ansel Adams' son. "Having utterly destroyed the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen by indicting the entire company rather than just the select individuals who actually engaged in wrongdoing, we are now aggressively pursuing others embroiled in this scandal," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer at a conference earlier this morning. "We will leave no stone unturned, and that includes percecuting Ansel Adams' son to the full extent of the law" When reporters asked if perhaps this was just the result of a misunderstanding, pointing out that Michael Adams, the 69 year-old son of famed photographer Ansel Adams, has at no time been in any way connected to Enron, Fletcher replied "This administration is deeply committed to rooting out corruption in all it's guises, and we certainly won't be letting Mr. Adams off the hook because of a so-called 'misunderstanding'." When further questioned about the indictment, with some reporters asking if this wasn't just another subterfuge to shift the focus away from the actual culprit, Enron, and the ties it may have had with high-ranking officials in the Bush administration, Flicher responded by pointing to the back of the room, shouting "Uhh.. say, look back there! It's Academy Award winner Gene Hackman!" and fleeing.
Posted on April 09, 2002 to News