Score one for Duke!
Yesterday, I picked up a clip from the LA Times which identified Douglas Powanda, a former executive vice president at Peregrine Systems and current corporate fraud indictee, as the guy Duke bought the new house from. The Times also pointed out that Peregrine Systems was Duke's third largest corporate contributor.
Only that last point isn't true. Duke's third largest contributor is actually Peregrine Semiconductor, an unrelated company and one that to the best of our knowledge has bucked the trend and not made any personal cash payments to Duke.
It would seem that those of who want to have Duke to kick around will have to settle for the House-sale-cum-pay-off and the free boat accomodations.