House of Cards?
CURRENTLY: CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
WHAT'S COOKING: Investigations of alleged insider trading of ImClone stock, obstruction of justice and false statements
ON THE HOME FRONT: Work continues on Stewart's $15 million, 153-acre property in Bedford, N.Y.
NOT A GOOD THING: Probe talk torpedoes MSLO stock; on paper Stewart takes a $235 million hit. Her gain from selling before ImClone fell: a mere $43,000
WHAT'S NEXT: Self-renovation—Stewart hires a new PR team
Dennis Kozlowski, 55
FORMERLY: Chairman and CEO of Tyco Intl.
CHARGES: Evading more than $1 million in New York sales tax on $13 million worth of paintings, including a Monet and a Renoir, plus tampering with evidence. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges
DID YOU KNOW: This year Tyco shares have lost $98 billion in value, compared with the $60 billion Enron lost during its collapse
HOBBIES: Racing his yacht, flying a helicopter, watching the New Jersey Nets (he bought an 8 percent stake in the team in 1998), riding his 1,450-cc Harley without a helmet
Alfred Taubman, 78
FORMERLY: Chairman of Sotheby's
GUILTY: Of plotting to fix auction-house commissions; ordered to report to prison Aug. 1, pay a $7.5 million fine—plus some $21,000 for his yearlong incarceration
HOME SWEET HOMES: Five, with a Gulfstream to shuttle among them
FAMOUS FRIENDS: Testimonials sent by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Barbara Walters and Queen Noor of Jordan
LAME DEFENSE: CFO William Sheridan, a pal, testified Taubman cared less about the business than "what was for lunch"
Scott Sullivan, 40
FORMERLY: CFO, WorldCom
OOPS!: Under investigation for fraudulent accounting of $3.8 billion in costs; the telecom giant's stock, $64.50 at its height, is now down to 10 cents
BIGGEST PAYDAY: 1997, when he earned $19 million—$4 million salary plus $15.25 million in stock option profits—making him the highest-paid CFO in the country
FREQUENT FLIER: Used WorldCom jet to commute weekly from his home in Floride to firm's headquarters in Clinton, Miss.
PINK SLIPS: 4,000 workers have lost jobs; 13,000 more layoffs expected
John Rigas, 77
FORMERLY: CEO Adelphia Communications
OOPS!: Under investigation for family's personal use of $3 billion in company "loans"; cable company now in Chapter 11
LOCAL HERO: Many of the 3,000 residents of Coudersport, Pa., Adelphia's base, have started "prayer chains" in sympathy
HEY, BIG SPENDER: Allegedly funneled $12 million into developing a golf course; offered $30 million over 15 years to slap Adelphia name onto a Tennessee football stadium
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