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Shocking CEO downfalls

POSTED: 10:16 AM Mar 01 2013   UPDATED: 10:21 AM Mar 01 2013

Groupon head Andrew Mason is the latest CEO to make a shocking departure.

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason
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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was fired Thursday from the company he co-founded following disastrous financial losses. But Mason didn't go out without a fight, raising eyebrows with his email to employees that began: "I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding -- I was fired today." Here are some other shocking CEO departures and downfalls, some for far more nefarious reasons than others.