Kent Roberts, one of the government's poster boys for deceitful lawyers in the stock option backdating scandal, has beaten the rap once and for all. The Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its charges against the former general counsel of McAfee Inc. in a Thursday court filing. Roberts, who had been accused of backdating stock options for himself and others at McAfee in 2000, had already beaten criminal charges before a San Francisco federal jury in October.
SEC Drops Backdating Charges Against McAfee's Former General Counsel
March 20, 2009