Hard time: 10 tech CEOs sent to the slammer

A sampling of famous and not-so-famous tech execs who ran afoul of the law

By , Network World |  IT Management, Attachmate, Bernie Ebbers

Rising to the top in the fast paced technology industry requires brains, daring, ego, desire, commitment, pride, thinking outside the box – traits that can lead to success in all kinds of business. Unfortunately some execs stray into funny business and get caught, resulting in high-profile trials and often long prison sentences. Here’s a smattering of some of the cases that made headlines where tech CEOs got caught engaging in illegal activities ranging from fraud to shooting buffalo and paid for it, sometimes at the expense of their companies.

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