Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2009 (Revised March 2011)

A Letter from Prison

by Eugene F. Soltes

Abstract

Stephen Richards, the former global head of sales at Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), is serving a seven-year prison sentence for financial fraud. In the case, Richards responds to a number of questions about managerial responsibility and the manipulation of financial performance in a letter written to a graduate student.

Keywords: Accounting; Crime and Corruption; Ethics; Corporate Accountability; Managerial Roles;

Citation:

Soltes, Eugene F. "A Letter from Prison." Harvard Business School Case 110-045, December 2009. (Revised March 2011.)