Kobi Alexander

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    Kobi Alexander Genuinely Cares About Namibia Because He Is Jewish

    Kobi Alexander’s extradition hearing in Namibia is happening today (might’ve already happened, not sure with the time difference). The biggest charge in his 35-count federal indictment is money laundering. But he may not be going downtown for his little fraud dealings. Why? Since he fled to his African hideaway last October, Alexander’s been building affordable […]

    / Jun 8, 2007 at 11:15 AM
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    Kobi Alexander’s Namibia

    In honor of former Comverse CEO Kobi Alexander’s extradition hearing taking place today in Namibia, CNBC sent its Senior African Extradition Hearing Correspondent and Windhoek Bureau Chief, Scott Cohn, who’s apparently never left the network’s Englewood Cliffs Headquarters overseas to do a little recon. His findings are not for the faint of heart. “You instantly […]

    / Jun 8, 2007 at 11:05 AM
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    He’s Probably Also Angling For Piece of Angelina

    Former Comverse exec and current Kobi Alexander is in the process of establishing a scholarship fund in Namibia, worth $150 million in Namibian currency. The fund’s goal is it support top students to “further their studies in science and technology,” and translates to about $21,300 U.S. For those of you who like to read into […]

    / Apr 24, 2007 at 10:15 AM
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    Backdating Fugitive Becoming Low-Rent Real Estate Baron In Namibia?

    We’ve been doing a lot of writing about backdating lately but what about the poster-child for criminal backdating fugitives, Kobi Alexander? The founder of Comverse vanished after US authorities sought to arrest him on charges related to backdating, securities fraud and bribery. He later turned up in Namibia, where he was arrested by authorities and […]

    / Feb 26, 2007 at 11:01 AM
  • Back Dating, Comverse, fugitives, Kobi Alexander, legal

    Namibia Fugitive Arrested

    Nope. Not that one. The other guy wanted by the Feds who was found in Namibia. Wesley Snipes, the Hollywood action star, was taken into custody this morning and will appear before a federal judge to answer charges of tax fraud and conspiracy later today. Wearing his signature black sunglasses, a black 2-piece suit and […]

    / Dec 8, 2006 at 1:31 PM
  • Companies, Comverse, fugitives, Kobi Alexander

    With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

    In an article generally praising Checkpoint Technologies CEO Gil Shwed, Shlom Greenberg writes: Shwed is unquestionably one of Israel’s best entrepreneurs and managers. He took a technology idea, applied it, and then became the leader in the emerging sector on Main Street. Few people can do this, and he did it in a way that […]

    / Nov 7, 2006 at 1:35 PM
  • Back Dating, Comverse, Kobi Alexander, legal, White Collar Crime

    Another Backdating Guilty Plea From A Comverse Executive

    The noose just got a little tighter around the neck of ex-Comverse CEO Kobi Alexander. The company’s former general counsel, William F. Sorin, is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from controversially “backdated” stock options grants made by Comverse. Under a practice now known as backdating, dozens of companies have revealed that they pegged […]

    / Nov 2, 2006 at 11:52 AM
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    NFW! Wesley Snipes Is In Kobi Alexander Land!

    DealBreaker might need to set up a Namibian branch office if things keep up like this. Today Reuters reported that Wesley Snipes—indicted earlier this week for tax fraud—is in Namibia. You remember that place right? It’s the semi-desert African country where Kobi Alexander was discovered, arrested and eventually bailed out of jail to await his […]

    / Oct 20, 2006 at 3:20 PM
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    More Charges Against Kobi Alexander

    Prosecutors filed new charges against Kobi Alexander, former chief executive of Comverse last week, alleging that Alexander attempted to bribe an unidentified person $5 to take the blame for manipulating the timing of stock options at the company. Alexander was recently arrested in Namibia, where he had fled after being charged by US officials with […]

    / Oct 17, 2006 at 12:06 PM
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    Kobi Alexander’s Namibian Hideaway: Not Exactly Roughing It

    Guess who is living here? That’s right. It’s Kobi. We kind of imagined that Kobi Alexander’s hideout would look something like Luke Skywalker’s childhood home on Tatooine—all desert plains and little sand igloos. But that’s because we don’t know much about Namibia. As it turns out, he’s staying at a place that looks like a […]

    / Oct 10, 2006 at 4:18 PM
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    Kobi Out On Bail

    Calling Kobi Alexander a “flight risk” is a bit like calling a fish a “swimming risk.” The man is currently the poster-child for international fugitives. So it is more than a bit shocking that a judge in Namibia granted Kobi bail earlier today. The US wants Kobi extradited on a 32-count indictment stemming from backdating […]

    / Oct 3, 2006 at 10:02 AM
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    Kobi Alexander Wants To Be Released On Bail

    Kobi Alexander must not live in the same reality as the rest of us. In our reality, fugitives discovered hiding out on a distant continent don’t get released on bail when they are caught. In Kobi’s reality, the fugitives totally get set loose. Especially if they promise they’ll come back! So which reality does controls […]

    / Sep 28, 2006 at 5:18 PM
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    More Thoughts On How To Be A Better Fugitive

    Abby Phenix, who blogs at Otherlands Equity, provides some guidance on why it was a mistake for Kobi Alexander to hide out in Sri Lanka. Were I to need to flee the country and head some place where I could lay low for awhile, I might choose more wisely than a place where 1) as […]

    / Aug 28, 2006 at 11:03 AM
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    How Not To Get Extradited

    Well, today the word is that Kobi Alexander has already left Sri Lanka. Maybe he read our last post and realized his island hideaway wasn’t as safe as he had hoped. But since our last post people have been asking, “How does extradition happen? For that we turn once again to Douglas McNabb of McNabb […]

    / Aug 25, 2006 at 12:28 PM
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    Sri Lanka: Probably Not Such A Good Place to Be A Fugitive

    Here at DealBreaker, we spend an unhealthy amount of time discussing ways to flee from justice and where to flee. Always at the top of our list of questions—what is the extradition policy of a potential hideout? So when news broke today that Kobi Alexander had been spotted in Sri Lanka, we turned to international […]

    / Aug 24, 2006 at 3:16 PM
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    Where In The World Is Kobi Alexander?

    Here at DealBreaker headquarters we have enjoyed playing the game of “Where In the World is Kobi Alexander.” Tipsters have written to say he is in Israel. Others have written to say that he left Israel for Switzerland, hoping to take advantage of the laws that protected Marc Rich for so many years. Now word […]

    / Aug 24, 2006 at 11:30 AM

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