Victim of fraud in 2011, HP says

Purchased firm called trickster

Posted: November 21, 2012 at 3:46 a.m.

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that it’s the victim of a $5 billion-plus fraud, claiming a British company it bought last year lied about its finances.

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