Fraudster Blasts DOJ's 'Bond Villain' Jab In Sentencing Memo

Law360 (May 9, 2019, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A former executive of British software company Autonomy convicted of accounting fraud slammed the government’s “draconian” sentencing recommendations Wednesday as well as its characterization of him as a “Bond villain” in a colorfully worded response filed in California federal court.

Federal prosecutors had asked the court last week for an above-guidelines sentence of 12 years for ex-Autonomy Corp. Chief Financial Officer Sushovan Hussain, along with more than $1.7 billion in penalties. The court previously set the sentencing guidelines at between seven and nine years.

Hussain is set to be sentenced May 13 for his role in inflating the company's books before...

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