For­mer U.S. Rep. Mike Ox­ley:

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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.

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