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Ex-Comverse General Counsel To Plead Guilty

Law360 (November 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The former general counsel of Comverse Technology Inc.—and right-hand man of Comverse founder and former chairman Jacob “Kobi” Alexander—was expected to plead guilty on Thursday to charges of illegal stock options backdating at the company.

William Sorin will also cooperate with prosecutors in their investigation of Alexander, who is currently in Namibia fighting a U.S. extradition request in an effort to avoid prosecution.

Sorin’s plea agreement is being made public in part to bolster the government’s case against Alexander and increase the chances of his extradition,...
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