FTC, Private Investigators Settle In HP Spying Scandal

Law360, New York (May 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The private investigators who were the keystone of the Hewlett-Packard Co. boardroom spying scandal were ordered on Wednesday to pay hefty fines and refrain from selling personal phone records they had obtained fraudulently.

In separate decisions in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Federal Trade Commission entered into settlements totaling over $600,000 with four defendants. Some of the defendants were charged for bad business practices that expanded beyond the HP case.

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