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We're talking top executives at big-name companies like Apple, Altera, Broadcom, Brocade, Cirrus Logic, Comverse, KLA-Tencor, Maxim, Mc Afee, Rambus, Sanmina-SCI, Take Two, Trident, Verisign, and Vitesse. That's serious fallout considering that options backdating is legit as long as the company reports it and accounts for it accurately.

After all, stock option backdating is all the rage these days.

Heinen allegedly covered up the back-dating, which caused Apple's earnings to be inflated.

This apparently violates a whole bunch of SEC rules.

The allegations of illicit sex, drugs, and rock and roll reminded me of the 60s ... Sure, Broadcom had to take a $2.2 billion charge to fix the accounting mess left by the company's former executives.