Ex-Tech CEO Is Returning to America to Plead Guilty in Stock Options Scandal
23 Aug 2016

The former Comverse Technology chief executive officer who authorities say fled to Africa a decade ago to avoid prosecution in a stock options scandal will return to the United States and plead guilty to a criminal charge, his lawyer said on Monday.

Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, 64, will plead guilty to one count of backdating stock options, the lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said in an email.

The defendant had been arrested in Namibia in September 2006 after a global manhunt. He had long been fighting extradition to the United States, where he was indicted on 35 charges that included securities fraud, money laundering and obstruction.

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