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Henry T. Nicholas III

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  • The Crowd: Recognizing student accomplishments

    The Crowd: Recognizing student accomplishments
    As the national debate rages on over government funding versus private-sector support of charitable social and educational programs directed at disadvantaged sectors of the American population, there are those among us who ignore the rhetoric and take...
  • Michael Hiltzik: Nicholas Agonistes

     
    The collapse of the federal cases against Henry T. Nicholas and other executives of Broadcom is only one of the many high-profile debacles attributed to prosecutorial misconduct in the last year or two. As my Sunday column reports, the need......
  • Karatz probation sentence the latest setback for prosecutors in backdating cases

     
    The probation sentence handed down to former KB Home chief Bruce Karatz on Wednesday was the latest in a string of disappointments in the Justice Department’s crackdown on stock options backdating. The criminal investigations began in 2005, following...
  • Laguna woman among top donors

    A Laguna Beach woman and three Newport Beach men are among a list of the top 50 political donors in California over the last decade, according to an online watchdog group. Laguna Beach native Anne Earhart, No. 42 on the list, has spent more than $1.4...
  • 3 no-good propositions

    Here's how difficult it is to put something in the U.S. Constitution: You need the approval of two-thirds of Congress and three-quarters of the states. This is why the Constitution only has 27 amendments, and nearly half of those came with the original...
  • California's propositions

    Proposition 1A What it does: Authorizes $9.95 billion in bonds to build an electric train to get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just over 2 1/2 hours. Back story: This is the governor's and the Legislature's baby, years in the making....
  • The two Henry T. Nicholases

    Last week began and ended on high notes, sort of, for the billionaire Orange County crusader behind some of California's most recent tough-on-crime ballot measures. On June 2, an anti-gang proposition that he is backing with $1 million from his personal...
  • Acres of custom homes, equestrian trails in Laguna Hills community

    Acres of custom homes, equestrian trails in Laguna Hills community
    Compared with the high-density residential developments surrounding it, Laguna Hills' Nellie Gail Ranch is an anomaly. A stone's throw from major freeways and a few miles from the ocean, employment and shopping centers, Nellie Gail offers its residents...
  • Billionaire sought secret lair for sex, drugs, complaint says

    Flush with wealth from Broadcom Corp.'s 1998 public stock offering, computer chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III made a few additions to his equestrian estate in Laguna Hills: hidden doors and secret levers, an underground grotto, tunnels and a 2,000-...
  • Prosecution scores in legal wrangling ahead of Broadcom options trial

     
    Federal prosecutors today won a legal victory in their stock options backdating case against former Broadcom Corp. Chief Financial Officer William J. Ruehle. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. attorney???s office could introduce...
  • Ducks' Owner Samueli Facing Prison Time

    SANTA ANA - A federal judge ruled against a no-jail plea agreement Monday involving Anaheim Ducks owner and Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli for lying to government investigators. U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney wrote that the deal calling...
  • Prop 6: Police and Law Enforcement Funding (Defeated)

    Proposition 6 would: Deem any youth 14 years or older who is convicted of a "gang-related" felony as unfit for trial in a juvenile court or housing in a youth prison. Require recipients of public housing subsidies to submit to annual criminal background...