SEC, DOJ Looking at Trident Stock Options

, The Recorder

With the acquittal of McAfee's former general counsel, one might think the stock option backdating wave in the Northern District of California will ebb. Then again, an investigation surrounding Trident Microsystems appears to be cresting. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers in Washington, D.C., along with a Northern District federal prosecutor, are taking a hard look at whether to bring cases against former executives of the Silicon Valley chip maker, say lawyers familiar with the investigation.

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