|Although the Congressional hearing on the company's spying on board members and reporters was held Sept. 28, Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman and CEO Mark Hurd is still answering questions.
Ed Whitfield, R-Ky, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, which held the Sept. 28 hearing, has sent a letter to Hurd asking detailed questions about different company meetings that Hurd attended when the company investigations were discussed.
Those investigations included obtaining private phone records of board members and reporters in an attempt to discover who was leaking boardroom information to reporters.
Hurd testified voluntarily at the Sept. 28 hearing. The additional questions mean the subcommittee's investigation is not complete.
Separately, five people including two former company officials and three investigators hired by HP, have been charged by the California Attorney General's Office with four felonies each in obtaining telephone records of board members and reporters.
The three investigators and former HP board chair Patricia Dunn and former HP lawyer Kevin Hunsaker have each been charged with using false pretenses tp obtain information from a public utility, unauthorized access of compter data, identity theft and conspiracy.
Dunn, in his response's to Whitfield's letter, denied that he knew illegal methods were being used to obtain telephone records and thought the telephone records were obtained off a Web site.
He also didnít recall, in the meetings in which the investigation was discussed, what kind of information was being sought through the telephone records. It wasn't until after HP investigators concluded their work that Hurd said he discovered his phone records had been obtained.
"I do not recall when I learned that fact or how I learned it," Hurd wrote in his response to Whitfield.
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