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Lie Sniffed Out Options Scandal

ERIK LIE, "A low-key UNIVERSITY OF IOWA professor from Norway, is at the center of the controversy over backdated stock options." Referring to the recent arrest of former Comverse Technology CEO Jacob Alexander, who was on the lam in Namibia when he was nicked by authorities for secretly manipulating stock options, Lie said the unfolding boardroom drama includes "movie-worthy material." A native of Norway, Lie has been an associate professor and research fellow at the HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS at the University of Iowa since 2004. The Star-Tribune is published in Minneapolis.

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