Legal Issues. In the early 1990s, Besicorp, an up-state New York company dedicated to the development of alternative energy sources, was targeted for take-over by corporate raiders. When Besicorp's founder and CEO, Michael Zinn, refused to succumb to their extortionate demands, these men began a campaign of malicious litigation and character assassination designed to instigate a criminal investigation. Indicted and under severe pressure, Zinn plea-bargained and was sentenced to a term in Federal prison for what was at worst a minor and unintentional regulatory breach. MAD-DOG PROSECUTORS gives a chilling account of the vicious methods used to despoil productive corporations and shows in detail how no one, no matter how prominent, public-spirited, or well-positioned, is safe from unfair prosecution.