Judge Dismisses Charge Against Broadcom Co-Founder

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Stuart Pfeifer and E. Scott Reckard latimes.com

In a dramatic twist, a federal judge on Wednesday cleared Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli of a criminal charge of lying to investigators in a probe of improper accounting at the Irvine microchip designer.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney a year ago had rejected a plea bargain for Samueli because it did not allow for any jail time for the Orange County billionaire and philanthropist, who owns the Anaheim Ducks hockey team. But in a seeming about-face, Carney dismissed the felony case.

Read more on latimes.com