A video that was posted to YouTube last summer portrayed a tall man ingesting a powdered substance nasally — and the subject was confirmed to be Broadcom cofounder and former CEO Henry Nicholas. That's according to Nicholas's attorney Susan Szabo. In order to get the clip taken off the popular video sharing site, Szabo confirmed that the man featured was her client and that the moment was filmed in his home and without his consent. The email exchange was submitted to the court by prosecuting attorneys [PDF] in order to bolster their case that Nicholas is a flight risk and a danger to himself and others, and therefore should not be granted freedom while awaiting trial. They also included an account of Nicholas crashing his Lamborghini last November, and then having his security guard take the rap. The judge eventually ruled the defendant be held under "home detention." After the jump, the email exchange between Szabo and YouTube.
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