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Sanjay Kumar Rejected by U.S. High Court on 12-Year Sentence

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to second-guess the 12-year prison sentence imposed on former CA Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Kumar for leading a $2.2 billion fraud at the software company.

The justices today turned away an appeal by Kumar, 49, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of conspiracy, fraud and obstruction of justice. He is serving his sentence at a federal prison in New Jersey.

Kumar argued unsuccessfully that the trial judge used the wrong version of the federal sentencing guidelines in imposing the prison term.

He pleaded guilty in 2006 to inflating revenue by backdating sales contracts. CA, based in Islandia, New York, was known as Computer Associates International Inc. when Kumar ran the company.

Prosecutors said Kumar erased his computer hard drive after being told to preserve evidence for a federal investigation. Kumar also allegedly authorized the payment of $3.7 million to silence a potential witness.

The case is Kumar v. United States, 10-961.

To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at gstohr@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net.

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