9th Circ. Scraps Broadcom Co-Founder's Plea Appeal

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed a challenge brought by semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli to an order rejecting his plea bargain on criminal charges of lying to regulators during a stock options backdating probe, saying the court lacks jurisdiction to review a sentence before it has been finalized.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Samueli, who also formerly served as Broadcom's chief technology officer, had failed to prove that the U.S. District Court for the Central District...
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