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Investors buying in as FalconStor hatches risky plan

By GREGORY ZELLER // Investors are doubling down on a Melville software company with a tarnished financial record and a sterling data-storage product. Texas-based private equity firm ESW Capital LLC has purchased nearly 1.4 million additional shares of FalconStor Software, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed Monday. The transaction, which closed Aug. 23, was made at 37 cents per share, for a total value of $511,667.08. The deal gives ESW Capital…