Resigned as Chairman of Broadcom in May. Pleaded guilty a month later for lying to the SEC; admitted he played a role in alleged Broadcom stock-option backdating. Says he's sorry; prosecutors recommending 5 years probation, $12.2 million fines. Investigation part of wider options-backdating probe into Broadcom, chip outfit Samueli founded with Henry Nicholas. Company forced to write down $2.2 billion, restate 2006 earnings.