NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn has made a name for himself by making boardrooms uncomfortable. After taking up recent fights against Dell and Apple (AAPL), the corporate raider has now turned his sights towards eBay (EBAY - Get Report). And it's gotten personal.
Aside from demanding that eBay spin-off its popular payment system PayPal, Icahn recently claimed that board members Scott Cook and Marc Andreessen have not acted in the best interest of shareholders, to put it mildly. He has described their actions as "lapses in corporate governance."
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In a letter to shareholders, Icahn said: "We have found ourselves in many troubling situations over the years, but the complete disregard for accountability at eBay is the most blatant we have ever seen."
Icahn was referencing Scott Cook for his investments in companies that compete with PayPal and eBay. When it came to Andreessen, Icahn claims that shareholders lost out on roughly $4 billion in profit when he sold Skype to Microsoft
(MSFT) three years ago in that $8.5 billion deal. It seems so long ago.
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