William Sorin, Comverse Technology’s former general counsel, was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison for his role in a stock options backdating scheme.

Sorin, a Harvard-educated attorney who pleaded guilty in Eastern District of New York court in November to one criminal count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud, was also ordered Thursday by Eastern District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis to pay nearly $52 million in restitution.

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