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And Carney in December threw out the stock-option backdating case against former Broadcom chief financial officer William Ruehle.Nicholas and Ruehle faced life in prison if they had been convicted.
After more than a year of nasty accusations, the Broadcom co-founder is a free man.Options usually must be granted at an exercise price no lower than the stock’s fair market value on the date of the option grant.Backdating to a date when the stock price was lower instantly puts the option “in the money.” Although backdating as such is not illegal, companies and recipients must disclose it and follow pertinent accounting and tax rules. Attorney Andrew Stolper conducted a “campaign of intimidation” to force Samueli and Tullos to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit, and cited witness intimidation by prosecutors.Filling a plane with so much pot smoke that the pilot had to put on an oxygen mask? Back in 1999, when some of these deeds are alleged to have occurred, I wrote a story about Broadcom for . He once boasted to me that he held the record for going without sleep at the company to meet a project deadline: 78 hours.I dug up the quote of him explaining how he did that: It’s not as bad as you might think.
"The prosecutors have borrowed a page from the plaintiff's attorneys' playbook and have peppered the indictment with inflammatory, untrue and irrelevant allegations," John Potter, Nicholas' lead attorney on the drug case told us in September. For now, the only question that remains: Is Nicholas' image so tainted that his career is finished despite not having to face the charges in court?