Alsion Frankel has the dirt on Dish Network controlling shareholder Charles Ergen's remarkably shoddy corporate governance attitudes and practices, summarizing:
So to recap, this large public company appropriately appointed an independent committee to evaluate a transaction in which its controlling shareholder had a substantial personal interest. The board then declined to protect the committee through indemnification while the majority shareholder made it clear that he regarded the committee as nothing more than expensive window-dressing for a deal he would actually control. When committee members dared to condition their recommendation on a continuing evaluation of the majority shareholder’s conflict, the board effectively fired them.
There's litigation pending in Las vegas, but wouldn't you love to see what Leo Strine would do to this guy?