True Crime: Most Shocking Moments in Entrepreneurship

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Wrongfully Accused

Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas

It's a scandal made for the tabloids. In 2008, the technology billionaire, who is often painted as an over-the-top personality, was accused of several illegal activities, including giving cocaine and ecstasy to associates and having a secret "lair" in his California home to entertain prostitutes. Two years later, both the criminal and civil cases against him were thrown out for lack of evidence.