Former Broadcom CEO and cofounder Henry Nicholas III directed a criminal stock-options backdating scheme that cost his company $2.2 billion, but also abused cocaine, hired prostitutes, and slipped ecstasy into his customers’ drinks, according to federal indictments. Nicholas faces 21 charges related to the backdating scheme, but also a four-charge narcotics indictment for, among other things, keeping a warehouse stocked with drugs for parties. “The drug case seems to be a lot stronger,” said former federal prosecutor Dan Margolis. (Reuters)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- How to make corn dogs
Subscribe to the Week