Former U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley:
He led an effort to investigate failed energy giant Enron and helped create new accounting requirements. He was 71.
Former U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley, who helped write landmark anti-fraud legislation following a wave of corporate scandals that brought down Enron Corp. and WorldCom Inc., died Friday at age 71.
Oxley died in his sleep in McLean, Va., after suffering from non-small cell lung cancer, a type of lung cancer seen in nonsmokers, said his wife, Patricia Oxley. Mike Oxley was chairman of the Lung Cancer Alliance board of directors.
The Ohio Republican left Congress in 2007 after 25 years in the House, where he devoted most of his time to issues involving corporate oversight and insurance protection.