Enron Fires Top Accounting Officers

Shattered energy company Enron Corp. Thursday fired its top accounting officers, Chief Accounting Officer Richard Causey and Chief Risk Officer Richard Buy in a disciplinary action.

"The new Enron and its board are committed to ensuring that communication within the company is open and free-flowing, particularly as to any matters of professional concern regarding Enron's business affairs," said Stephen Cooper, acting chief executive officer.

The two were fired in connection with Enron's review and evaluation of the information and allegations in the report of the Special Investigative Committee of the board of directors, the company said.

The dismissals are effective immediately.