Ex-Broadcom CEO wanted to give himself more jailtime The political leanings of Broadcom's former CEO, Henry Nicholas III, make for some post-election headscratching. Proposition 6 was one of the two state ballot measures he had underwritten and supported — to the price tag of $6 million — to increase penalties for gang and drug crimes, even satellite tracking of sex offenders. Nicholas is the same guy who is under federal indictment for felony drug use and conspiracy , building out sex dungeons for liaisons with prostitutes , and securities fraud. Good thing voters didn't pass it .