Originally created 08/24/02

Business briefs



BRIEFLY

Pennsylvania tries to bar Hershey sale

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's top legal officer asked a state court to issue a restraining order against a possible sale of Hershey Foods Corp., saying "it's time to put a halt" to a transaction that he said could harm the community.

The request, filed in Dauphin County Orphans Court, is the latest step state Attorney General Mike Fisher and his office have taken to discourage the Hershey Trust Co. from auctioning its controlling stake in the nation's largest candymaker.

Courts freeze assets of former Enron CFO

HOUSTON - A federal court has frozen some brokerage accounts belonging to former Enron Corp. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow after someone tried to move millions of dollars out of one of the accounts, according to published reports Friday.

The Wall Street Journal, quoting unnamed sources familiar with the case, reported in its Friday editions that the order was prompted by the transfer of several million dollars by a family member of Peter Fastow, Andrew Fastow's brother, from one account to another as part of an unrelated civil case.