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Judge Rips Ex-Autonomy CFO’s Defense In HP Fraud Trial

Law360, San Francisco (April 18, 2018, 9:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge criticized a defense offered by Autonomy's ex-financial chief as the government’s months-long fraud trial neared its conclusion Wednesday, saying his attorneys can’t tell a jury that Hewlett-Packard Co.’s own internal turmoil caused it to overvalue the British software company, because “even somebody dysfunctional can’t be lied to.”

When the jury wasn’t in the room, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer told attorneys for Autonomy’s former CFO Sushovan Hussain that he was “shutting down” their defense that HP would have bought Autonomy regardless...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Hussain

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

November 10, 2016

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