Putting a Bloodhound on Enron's Trail

The Justice Dept.'s Leslie Caldwell -- known as a canny criminal prosecutor -- is now probing possible charges at the energy giant

When New York City police officer Edward Byrne was shot to death on Feb. 26, 1988, authorities became convinced that the execution-style slaying was ordered by Howard "Pappy" Mason, head of a violent drug mob. Mason was in prison at the time, and obstacles to proving his guilt seemed almost insurmountable. But after a trial in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn in late 1989, Mason was convicted. The clincher was damning testimony from three former Mason gang members -- who had been persuaded to cooperate by a 32-year-old novice federal prosecutor named Leslie Ragon Caldwell.

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