BUSINESS
08/10/2010 09:07 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The 15 Most Shocking CEO Downfalls: Business Insider

HP CEO Mark Hurd went from Steve Jobs-esque job security to hurried resignation in just moments. Depending on some unknowns -- was there really no sex? Did he really steer HP money to his paramour? -- his reputation could be soiled for good.

Of course, Hurd's not alone. There's nothing like a lurid affair, sexual harassment claims, tax evasion, or criminal charges to cause a corporate leader's downfall.

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