The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Microtune and two of the Plano, Texas-based technology company's former senior officers with stock options backdating.

The complaint, filed June 30 in the federal district court for the Northern District of Texas, alleges that former Microtune chairman and CEO Douglas J. Bartek, with assistance from former CFO and general counsel Nancy Richardson, routinely misrepresented the date on which the company granted stock options to senior executives and other employees.

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