Want to be a fraudulent gazillionaire running a public company? Get your CFO (or in Scrushy’s case a plethera of them) to commit fraud, blame it all on them when it gets discovered, and suggest that as CEO it’s got nothing to do with you, and who were you to know anyway—after all you were just the CEO?
OK, so it didn’t work for the Enron guys, but then again everyone in Houston knew someone who lost their job or life savings. Most San Franciscans haven’t got a clue what McKesson does, or that it’s one of the biggest companies in town. So when the Jury Acquits, Hangs in Trial of McKesson’s Former CEO and GC, it shows that McCall gets off the Scrushy way. Well done. Now will some one give me a big public company to run?