This week, one of the poster-boys for "Rich jerk watch" was finally sentenced for massacring his neighbor's buffalo herd. Jeffrey Scott Hawn, CEO of Seattle's Attachmate, was sentenced to 10 days in prison and two years probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge for arranging for a group of hunters to mass slaughter a nearby rancher's stock.
According to media accounts, he's also paying $83,000 to the herd's owner, $4,000 to the local sheriff's department, and $70,000 to charities. If he stays clean for two years, the felony is wiped from his record. Weirdly, he's not the only high-tech exec from Seattle who has been in trouble for killing animals. There's also the case of the Microsoft exec who chased down and killed antelope with his SUV.