DOJ Accuses Accenture, HP Of Kickbacks Scheme

Law360, New York (April 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States has intervened in three whistleblower suits accusing Accenture LLP, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. of engaging in a long-running kickbacks scheme for technology contracts with a slew of government agencies.

The complaints from the U.S. Department of Justice were unsealed on April 19—one week after they were filed to bolster a legal campaign that started in April 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The whistleblowers and the DOJ accused Accenture of creating a scheme with HP,...
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