Bosses behaving badly

Fortune has culled 101 of this year's dumbest moments in business. These are the mind-boggling mishaps that took place in the executive suite.

John Griffin
John Griffin
Can't say he didn't warn you
John Griffin, CEO of a Livermore, Calif., startup, pockets about $750,000 of seed capital after lying to investors lured by the company's promise to develop a "dirt eater" to clean toxic soil. After reportedly spending the money on such necessities as a Ferrari, Super Bowl tickets, and steroids, Griffin is sentenced to 30 months in prison. The name of the startup: VaporTech.
Last updated December 18 2007: 10:27 AM ET

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John Griffin
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