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January 30, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 1:03pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Adelyn Lee, who accused Oracle Corp chief Larry Ellison and the company of wrongful dismissal, was found guilty on Tuesday of creating false electronic mail and lying about it under oath to support her case. A jury of eight women and four men deliberated for just under a day before pronouncing Lee guilty of two counts of perjury, one count of preparing a false document and one count of offering a false document into evidence. Lee, a former administrative assistant at Oracle, once had a relationship with Ellison, but was fired in 1993, days after her last date with Ellison. Later that year, she filed a wrongful termination suit against the company, alleging that Ellison had had her fired for refusing to have sex with him. That suit was settled out of court for $100,000, but prosecutors later filed criminal charges against Lee, accusing her of breaking into Oracle’s computers and sending the electronic mail message herself. She was taken into custody at the end of Tuesday’s hearing and Judge Carl Holm set bail at $100,000. She is scheduled to be sentenced on February 27 when she faces up to four years and four months in jail.

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