Sanjay Kumar, former head and briefly "chief software architect" of Computer Associates, has lost the perks given to him after he left the company following fraud charges placed on him last week by the US government.
Among the perks were office space, a personal assistant for five years, telephone and network connections, and home security services. All will now be revoked. However, Kumar will get to keep his and his family's medical insurance.
In a letter sent the same day as Kumar's charges were made public, CA's general counsel Kenneth Handal gave him 60 days' notice that CA was revoking the benefits. The letter was included in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Kumar was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on 17 September, on charges of securities fraud conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The indictment was unsealed last Wednesday.
Kumar and CA's former worldwide head of sales, Stephen Richards, are accused of involvement with accounting fraud during CA's fiscal year 2000 in which licence agreements were backdated to shift revenue into previous quarters. Last week, Kumar pleaded not guilty. Kumar stepped down as chairman and CEO in April and was chief software architect until June.
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