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Michael Kopper,

former Enron executive, admitted in August to paying kickbacks to the company's CFO, Andrew Fastow, from money he earned in running off-the-book partnerships that hid debt and led to the company's collapse. Kopper also pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering and was ordered to pay the government $12 million—money that he earned in defrauding the company. Kopper's testimony was considered crucial in linking top Enron officials to the company's demise.

James Charles Kopp,2002 People in the NewsL. Dennis Kozlowski,