HP Kickback Probe Widens To More European Countries

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 6:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Hewlett-Packard Co. personnel in multiple European countries were involved in kickbacks or other improper payments to state-owned or private entities, the company said in an SEC filing.

HP said Wednesday in its 10-K form — which painted a fuller picture of investigations initially associated with a €35 million information technology deal between a former HP subsidiary and the Russian government — that U.S. enforcement authorities have requested information related to transactions...
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