Leaks, Lies and the HP Way

The drama at computer maker Hewlett-Packard took a turn for the surreal last week when ex-chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others were charged with felonies, including identity theft and conspiracy, in a spy scandal that has sparked congressional hearings and a wave of high-profile resignations, including Dunn's. Nearly two years ago, the media started publishing things only an HP director could know. Dunn tapped private investigator Ronald DeLia to find the leaker. The operation--which included PIs posing as journalists and HP directors in order to access their phone records--fell on the wrong side of the law, according to California's attorney general....

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