Prosecutors Seek 1-Year Sentence For Ex-Mercury CFO

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 3:06 PM EST) -- Prosecutors are seeking a one-year prison sentence for a former Mercury Interactive Corp. executive who pled guilty to tax evasion in a stock options backdating scandal involving the software maker.

Both prosecutors and attorneys for Sharlene P. Abrams, who pled guilty in September, filed sentencing memoranda Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Abrams asked for a sentence of probation, citing her charitable work, poor health and "extraordinary restitution," while prosecutors pushed for a sentence of 12 months and a day,...
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