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This is not Lynch's first response to HP's allegations of fraud in relation to the Autonomy acquisition. HP in November confirmed an on-going probe, and a Lynch spokesperson in December responded in a statement that "we continue to have confidence that HP's allegations are without merit. ... We look forward to seeing the situation resolved as soon as possible."
HP declined to respond directly to Lynch's open letter other than providing a statement that read, "HP cannot disclose any information that would interfere with any of the ongoing investigations into this matter. We are cooperating with the authorities."
An HP spokesperson also responded with an earlier statement that read, "HP's position is the same as it has been from the beginning. We have handed over our information of serious misrepresentations in autonomy's accounting to the proper authorities, namely the SEC and the Department of Justice and in the UK the SFO. We continue to cooperate and provide requested information to the relevant authorities on an ongoing basis."