HOUSTON — Former Enron Corp. finance chief Andrew Fastow, who has fought to get a case against his wife postponed until after his own trial, is now opposing a suggestion from prosecutors that the two face tax and fraud charges at the same time.
Fastow, 41, tried earlier this month to persuade U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt, who is presiding over his case, and U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who is presiding over his wife's narrower case, to schedule his trial as early as January and postpone hers to begin after his concludes.
Lawyers for Andrew Fastow and his wife, Lea, argued that his testimony is critical to her case, but he cannot testify on her behalf until after his trial, which has yet to be scheduled, on many more counts of masterminding accounting schemes at the energy company.
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