Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli has petitioned the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider reinstating his rejected plea bargain with the federal government in a criminal investigation of stock options backdating. Samueli's attorneys argue that his appeal should be reheard because it "presents an important issue of first impression in this Circuit -- whether a district court's attempt to coerce a defendant to waive his fundamental Fifth Amendment privilege is immediately reviewable."
Ex-Broadcom Exec Seeks 9th Circuit Rehearing on Plea Bargain
The National Law Journal
November 12, 2009