Former Enron CEO Ken Lay made out like a bandit, in a manner of speaking, when he sold his three Aspen houses and a land parcel in the wake of the energy giant’s bankruptcy. Lay sold a six-bedroom, six-bath house on more than three acres overlooking the Roaring Fork River, which he and his wife had used as their personal getaway, in February 2002, two months after he resigned his Enron post. The Lays had bought it for $1.9 million in 1991. They sold it for $10 million.
That turned out to be more
than enough to make up for anything the Lays might have lost in
2003, when they sold two other Aspen houses that had apparently
been used as guest quarters. One of them went for $5.5 million (the
Lays paid $6.1 million), the other for $4.5 million (they paid $4.8
million). The lot, for which they paid $1.6 million, sold for $2.1