Ex-Mercury CFO To Plead Guilty In Backdating Case

Law360, New York (September 10, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Mercury Interactive Corp.'s former chief financial officer plans to plead guilty to charges connected to a stock options backdating scandal that caused the company to shell out $117.5 million to placate angry shareholders.

Sharlene P. Abrams, the California-based software maker's ex-CFO, is scheduled to change her plea Monday, according to a stipulation filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Abrams was originally charged in April 2008 with income tax evasion and two counts of aiding in the preparation of false...
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