Head of AOL HR fired for embezzlement

CNET’s got a story on Greg Horton, former head of HR for AOL, who’s been fired by them and is being sued for conspiring with others to embezzle money.
Horton came into AOL just a few months before I left, so I never knew him, but this story offers an additional commentary on the state of disarry of the company back in Fall 2002 when Horton came aboard. A less polite way to say this is that top management didn’t seem to have a good sense of which of the SVPs and EVPs were doing a good job, and which were basically managing up, and this seems like just another embarassing example of AOL’s weakness in managing human capital. I hear things are better now, btw.