Brooks Automation says indictment filed against former CEO

July 26 Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:25am EDT

July 26 (Reuters) - Brooks Automation Inc. (BRKS.O) said a U.S. district court for the district of Massachusetts has filed an indictment charging its former Chief Executive Officer Robert Therrien with income tax evasion.

The company said a separate civil complaint was filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 25 against Therrien in the same court charging him with violations of federal securities laws.

The company said it is cooperating with both the agencies and that it has not been charged in either the SEC complaint or the indictment. Therrien retired as CEO of Brooks in 2004. (Reporting by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore)

FILED UNDER: