Plea deal reached in HP spy scandal

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Former Hewlett-Packard Co. board Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and three others accused in the company's boardroom spying scandal will avoid jail time under a deal announced Wednesday by state prosecutors.

Dunn, former HP ethics chief Kevin Hunsaker, and private investigators Ronald DeLia and Matthew Depante each will plead guilty to a single misdemeanor count of fraudulent wire communications. But the deal does not apply to an ongoing federal probe, the state attorney general's office said.

At CIO Today.

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