I appreciate the thought out response. You make valid points, but not everyone deals with stress the same. Look at Enron for example. several people were involved but only 1 committed suicide. Others went to prison. To most normal people, prison and fines are preferred over death. Look at Bernie Madoff. There's a guy who had all kinds of reasons to kill himself and yet it was his son who, by most accounts wasn't even involved, who killed himself over the shame of his father.
Only in your enron point, the company already went bankrupt before the person committed suicide and he know he was going to get investigated because he was previously in the company. That I can understand the fear of going to jail but up to this point not a solid thing has been released about Diamond Foods other than the news keep pounding "SEC is investigating, DOJ is also joining the investigation to inquire possible this possible that" What I'm saying is Joe's suicide was premature to say the least. Even if it was connected with the investigation matter then he still suicided too early. He could wait it out and everything may turn out fine. But the fact that he didn't wait led me to that something else may have led to his suicide. Just sharing personal thoughts infered from facts, if you dont agree then just consider it a drunk person typing a story to himself.