A two-week slice in the life of Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas, according to federal prosecutors:

In an Orange County, Calif., hotel room on Jan. 17, 2001, Nicholas met with Mehrdad Nayebi. This executive had been fired, yet demanded that his stock options still vest. The previous November, Nayebi’s attorney had presented Broadcom senior management with a draft complaint that alleged a range of illegal behavior relating to the backdating of stock options.