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

Jeremy Blackburn, Canopy Financial

Canopy Financial was a software firm that sold platforms for healthcare savings, spending and reimbursements, but the company’s founder Jeremy Blackburn admitted misappropriating $18 million from customer accounts and fraudulently obtaining $75 million from investors. With the cash he bought two 2010 Range Rover SUVs, a 2009 Bentley, a 2008 Lamborghini, a 2010 Lamborghini, a 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom, a 2009 Aston Martin DBS, a 2009 Bentley Continental and a 2009 Ferrari 430. On Feb. 12 of this year Blackburn was sentenced to 15 years in prison. On March 19, the day before his term started, he was found dead in a car on his family’s property. The death was not being investigated as a homicide.

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