Ex-Managing Director At Merriman Curhan Gets 5 Years

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A former managing director at investment brokerage firm Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. was sentenced to 60 months in prison and ordered to pay $47.5 million in restitution for helping venture capitalist William Del Biaggio III fraudulently secure more than $100 million in loans in 2007 and 2008.

David S. Cacchione, who was sentenced by Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday, could have faced 10 years and a month in jail, said Nanci Clarence, an attorney...
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