-- Steve Harmon solicited money for his $50 million venture fund, started in 1999, from Silicon Valley CEOs--while talking up their company stocks

-- He included in his list of stock picks for 2000 a company in which his primary backer, Hummer Winblad, was a major shareholder

-- He changed his "10 for 1999" stock picks so often that an ex-boss says it would have been difficult to get the actual results. Harmon boasted of a 355% return

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