Not Your Every Day Tech Exec Scandal

from the um.-wow. dept

While the good folks over at Valleywag might have you believe otherwise, most tech execs lead rather boring lives. There aren't that many "scandals" that happen around these parts -- and the ones that do happen, tend to be rather mundane. Some stock option backdating and maybe a bit of lying on the old resume, seem to be about as scandalous as it normally gets. But Henry Nicholas of Broadcom apparently decided to go with the more made-for-Hollywood sort of scandal. There is the option backdating issue here, but that's nothing compared to the fact that he's now been indicted for also keeping a warehouse full of drugs which he used for things like putting ecstasy in other tech execs' and customers' drinks, as well as supplying speed, cocaine and pot to tech execs. And then there were the prostitutes. Oh yeah, and the sex lair that leaked to the press last year. There's definitely a movie coming out of all of this one day. In the meantime, though, I think I prefer the Silicon Valley with more mundane executive scandals.


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    Rhan, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 10:51pm

    When was he spiking drinks?

    Any further details on the time period he would have been spiking drinks? It looks like he would have not been acting in capacity of being executive past 2003, but would he have been running a muck past then? I was at an after-party in Southern California last summer for an animation convention - can I hop on the bandwagon and blame him rather than a random waitress for spiking my drink with ecstasy?

     

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    dorpus, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 11:10pm

    I think it's wonderful

    The silicon valley attitude that they are above the law, don't need to play by the rules, anti-government, antisocial attitudes have come home to roost. I look forward to the day when silicon valley is controlled by Russian and Asian mafia who perform drive-by Uzis on techies playing foozball, turning them into Jackson Pollock paintings. When the techies are scared shitless, then they will talk about the law, abiding by the rules, and endeavoring for a better world.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 11:45pm

    Re: I think it's wonderful

    Either that's sarcasim, or you're a fucking dumbass. Most techies know that, not only are they not above the law, but that they're the sort of people who always always always get caught, even when they've done nothing wrong.

    Techies hate this, by the way. So next time your sys-admin has a bad day, cut him some slack, and let him get away with spaming all of the company email accounts or something,

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 11:46pm

    Re: I think it's wonderful

    Obvious Troll is Obvious. Do not feed

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 11:54pm

    Re: I think it's wonderful

    Dorpus, you are a tool. Stop lubing your rectum with gravel; maybe then you will not be such a prick.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 12:05am

    Re: I think it's wonderful

    > The silicon valley attitude that they are above the law, don't need to play by the rules, anti-government, antisocial attitudes have come home to roost.

    Apparently you missed the part about this entire thing happening in Los Angeles, where Broadcom is based, not Silicon Valley. But ok.

     

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    haha (profile), Jun 6th, 2008 @ 4:49am

    Don't blame Dorpus too bad

    Maybe he is one of those techies that is still lost in his fantasy world, and needs to take a break from Shadowrun.

     

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    Ferin, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 4:55am

    The real question is:

    Who will play the troubled but principled young hacker who discovers and foils the evil plan in the movie? And how wildly inaccurate will the "hacking" montages be?

     

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    Alimas, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 5:47am

    Good

    BroadVoice service was HORRIBLE.
    The service was atrocious, the service people were atrocious.
    Its feels good to hear someone that high up in that company getting roasted like this for being a fuck-tard.

     

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    The Voice of Sanity, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 8:07am

    Re: Good

    @Alimas: But this shows us how they managed to get business: get all the decision makers high!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 1:53pm

    more power to him

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 4:41pm

    Hopefully this high flying douche makes it to the big house

     

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