Damning E-Mail Gets OK In Broadcom Fraud Trial

Law360 (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that an incriminating personal e-mail by Henry T. Nicholas III, the embattled co-founder of Broadcom Corp., can be used as evidence in the criminal trial over an alleged $2.2 billion backdating scheme he is accused of orchestrating.

Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California gave prosecutors a boost, granting them use of a disputed e-mail from 2002 in which Nicholas tells his wife, since divorced, that his drug abuse and deceit damaged the...
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