Prabhat Goyal, the former chief financial officer of software manufacturer McAfee Inc., was convicted on 15 counts of securities fraud last week.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco, Goyal served as vice president and CFO of the company (formerly Network Associates), until an accounting scandal led to his departure in 2000. Goyal was convicted in connection with the false and misleading statements prosecutors said that he was responsible for in financial statements filed between 1998 and 2000 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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