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Washington Post:

Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Mark V. Hurd approved an elaborate "sting" operation on a reporter in February in an attempt to plug leaks to the media, according to an e-mail message sent by HP Chairman Patricia C. Dunn.

BusinessWeek (Tuesday):

Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and the company's general counsel [Larry Sonsini] have agreed to testify next week before a House panel investigating the affair.

SF Chronicle:

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday gave the chairman of its oversight and investigations subcommittee the power to issue subpoenas in connection with the HP hearing.


On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that HP's investigative team even considered infiltrating the newsrooms of Cnet and the Wall Street Journal by deploying investigators posing as clerical employees and cleaning crews.

Right, so now Hurd, the last good guy left in charge at HP and the board chairman-to-be, is implicated in the scandal that forced his predecessor Dunn to resign. We'll see what he has to say tomorrow in an HP press conference.

HP CEO Allowed 'Sting' of Reporter [Washington Post]
Hewlett-Packard to hold press conference [BusinessWeek]