And then, from yesterday's L.A. Times, comes this:
Billionaire sought secret lair for sex, drugs, complaint says
Flush with wealth from Broadcom Corp.'s 1998 public stock offering, computer chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III made a few additions to his equestrian estate in Laguna Hills: hidden doors and secret levers, an underground grotto, tunnels and a 2,000-square-foot sports bar he called "Nick's Cafe."
But there was more, according to a claim made in court documents: plans for a "secret and convenient lair" with hidden entries for Nicholas to indulge his "manic obsession with prostitutes" and "addiction to cocaine and Ecstasy."
Nicholas, by the way, denies everything and points out to the L.A. Times that he's been "recognized by authorities for his efforts to boost law enforcement."
On the plus side for Broadcom, this takes everyone's minds off of stock options.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading