Summary: Darl McBride and Steven Norris allegedly in the midst of a scandal
IN THE following previous posts, we remarked on the fact that almost no-one but Groklaw was prepared to cover very major developments.
- IBM’s Latest Filing Regarding SCO Bankruptcy Mentions “Fraud”
- Groklaw Unearths Another SCO Scandal; SCO Heads Sued for Theft, Computer Fraud and Abuse
- More on the Amazing Story Behind SCO (and Possibly Microsoft)
- SCO Scandals Get Worse: unXis Seems to be All About SCO
For those who are not following the case very closely, Heise now offers some concise coverage of what SCO is claimed to have been up to.
An objection from IBM lodged with the bankruptcy court has opened up a surprise new front in the SCO Group liquidation hearing. According to IBM lawyers, in 2008 SCO boss Darl McBride made personal payments to Steven Norris via an intermediary, for searching for further investors willing to invest in SCO. Money was also paid by SCO’s German subsidiary SCO Deutschland, with which Norris is reported to have signed a consulting contract. The role played by Norris, who recently promised to rescue SCO through an investment group by the name of Gulf Capital, is therefore set to become a key point in this interminable saga.
IBM’s Smoking Objection to SCO’s Motion to Sell Outside the Ordinary Course of Business
Worse, for SCO, is that IBM is not yet done with discovery. Remember when we were trying to figure out SCO’s finances, comparing the MORs with the SEC filings, and we couldn’t get the subsidiaries’ money to add up? Read on and light bulbs will go on in your head.
Here’s an explanation of bankruptcy fraud, and here’s the DOJ’s page of resources on the topic. Here’s the page that explains what kinds of things the law categorizes as fraud. Because I know that is the next thing you will be asking me to explain.