The government and the defense opened the first Broadcom criminal stock options backdating trial to reach a jury by pinpointing the company's eccentric CEO, its unusual options granting process and a problematic former employee who threatened to become a whistleblower. Before a packed courtroom on Friday, defense attorney Richard Marmaro sought to make clear to the jury that his client, former chief financial officer William J. Ruehle, didn't even serve on the committee that granted the stock options in question.
Defense Tries to Shift Blame as Broadcom Trial Gets Under Way
The National Law Journal
October 27, 2009