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  • noplacetosit noplacetosit Mar 6, 2009 9:56 AM Flag

    Gets better and better.........

    with time off for good behavior, he'll be out in no time.......

    Former KB Home CEO indicted on fraud charges
    Friday March 6, 6:49 am ET
    By Alex Veiga, AP Real Estate Writer
    Former KB Home CEO Bruce Karatz indicted on fraud charges linked to stock option backdating

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal grand jury has charged the former chairman and chief executive of KB Home with multiple counts of fraud and other crimes related to a stock option backdating scheme that authorities say bilked the homebuilder's shareholders out of millions of dollars.

    The 20-count indictment returned Thursday charges Bruce E. Karatz with 15 counts of mail, wire and securities fraud, four counts of making false statements in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and one count of lying to the company's accountants, according to the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.

    Karatz, 63, faces up to 415 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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