U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney, who dismissed the entire criminal stock options backdating case against two former Broadcom Corp. executives Tuesday, concluded that the government's handling of the case "distorted the truth-finding process" and made a "mockery" of the defendants' due process rights. "For these constitutional rights to have true meaning, the government must not do anything to intimidate and improperly influence witnesses," Carney said. "Sadly, they did so in this case."
Judge Says Government 'Distorted the Truth-Finding Process' in Broadcom Case
The National Law Journal
December 16, 2009