Beware the angry general counsel. On Wednesday Kent Roberts, the ex-general counsel of McAfee, sued his former employer for defamation, invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution. Roberts, who was acquitted of fraud in a three-week trial last year, is accusing McAfee of making him the scapegoat in the company’s stock option backdating scandal. Here’s a story on the filing from Bloomberg. What’s more, he accuses the company’s outside lawyers at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Howrey of helping to frame him.

The suit, filed in federal district court in San Francisco, says that officials at Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee gave misleading information about Roberts to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Roberts is seeking unspecified damages.

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