Thursday, May 6, 2010

Won't Let it Die in California

The Rove Republican Racket won't let it die.

The charges against executives of Broadcom were tossed out by a federal judge in December. As we reported then, federal prosecutors had leaked information to the media, which led to the stunning acquittal of the charges against Henry Samueli, the co-founder of Broadcom. A few day later, charges against other Broadcom executives were dropped due to a "shameful" campaign by federal prosecutors to intimidate witnesses and obtain unjustified convictions.

The federal prosecutors were slammed hard, but yet the Rove Republicans won't let it die.

 City News Service reports this week:
Federal prosecutors have asked to extend the deadline for a decision whether to appeal the dismissal of stock-option backdating cases against Broadcom co-founders Henry Nicholas III and Henry Samueli, a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman said today. The prosecutors filed their motion Friday to move the deadline for filing an appeal from May 10 to about June 10, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Mrozek said he did not know if the motion was granted.