THE ANDERSEN VERDICT COULD HELP THE GOVERNMENT BY:

-- Highlighting information that top executives hid from Enron auditors or the board

-- Reinforcing the need for Justice to make its case in clear and simple terms

BUT IT COULD ALSO HINDER THE GOVERNMENT BY:

-- Supporting Enron executives' defense that they relied on Andersen advice

-- Convincing potential defendants that there is little need to cooperate with the government

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