Two senior News Corp. journalists and the bodyguard of Rebekah Brooks, the former head of the company’s U.K. unit, were among six defendants who appeared at a London court for the first time to face bribery, misconduct and obstruction charges.
The bodyguard of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, was charged with perverting the course of justice during probes of phone hacking and bribery at the company’s newspapers.
Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell will only consider backing a buyout by Blackstone Group LP if the private-equity firm guarantees he can remain as chief executive officer, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
After days of discussions, Blackstone Group LP and Dell Inc.’s Michael Dell have yet to tackle a critical issue, according to a person with knowledge of the matter: what role he would play if the private-equity firm wins the bidding for the computer maker.
John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, voted to convict.
Dell Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, seeking to rally employees amid buyout negotiations, said he’s made headway in efforts to transform the computer maker into a broader provider of business products.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP represents KKR & Co., the private-equity firm run by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, which agreed to buy industrial equipment maker Gardner Denver Inc. for about $3.7 billion after raising its offer. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP is advising Gardner Denver.
New York Governor David Paterson shouldn’t face criminal charges for involving himself in a domestic violence case tied to a former top aide, according to a report by the state’s former chief judge, Judith Kaye .