Corporate Crime

Google convicted in French copyright case
PARIS - A Paris court ruled Friday that Google Inc.

LOS ANGELES - The porn family feud that played out in federal court this week ended in a draw Friday when a jury ruled that Larry Flynt's estranged nephews infringed on their famous uncle's trademark when they launched their own smut business, but did not invade his privacy and were not liable for the substantial attorney fees both sides rang up.

SANTA ANA, Calif. - The stock options that made many of Broadcom's early employees millionaires overnight were an important part of making the chip-maker a success, co-founder Henry Samueli said Tuesday in the fraud trial of the company's former chief financial officer.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota businessman accused of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme testified Tuesday that he did not knowingly participate in the fraud and may have "trusted some people far too much." Tom Petters took the stand in the third week of his trial on 20 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy and money-laundering and proclaimed his innocence.
Computer programmers accused of aiding Madoff scam
NEW YORK - Two former employees for Bernard Madoff programmed an old IBM computer to generate false records that concealed the crooked financier's massive Ponzi scheme and were given hush money when they threatened to stop lying, federal prosecutors said Friday.
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