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HP Employee Faces Bribery Charges In Germany

A Hewlett-Packard employee is facing bribery charges in Germany after an investigation of a $45 million IT contract with the Russian government turned up evidence of potential misconduct, according to HP's recent 10-Q filing. HP isn't facing charges itself, but in 2010, the SEC and DOJ investigated HP's German subsidiary for bribery, embezzlement and tax evasion related to a $44.5 million contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

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