Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Prosecutorial misconduct results in dismissal of charges
A federal judge has dismissed fraud and conspiracy charges against Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry T. Nicholas and former Chief Financial Officer William Ruehle in a stock-option backdating case because of prosecutorial misconduct. The prosecutors tried to prevent three key defense witnesses from testifying, improperly contacted attorneys for defense witnesses and leaked information about grand jury proceedings to the media. More on the story here.