Social gaming company pays top dollar to protect its CEO

Zynga spent $1m on security for Mark Pincus

Zynga has had to shell out over a million dollars to keep CEO Mark Pincus safe.

According to Marketwatch, this places the company among the top spenders in security for their executives.

The bill of $1.37 million was due in part to Pincus’s alleged stalker, Vera Svenchina, a Russian amateur filmmaker and former stripper.

The restraining order was filed in 2011 after Pincus claimed Svenchina had threatened his wife and family, appearing at his home twice in a week.

The social gaming company has made headlines in past months as it launched its IPO in December, and was struck by several allegations of copycating the work of smaller developers.

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